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MarkDUK last won the day on 13 March 2017

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About MarkDUK

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  • Birthday 30/03/1965

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  1. Good on you Scott. Wishing you well moving forward. So many great songs with 'Keep on keeping on'. My favourite is Primal Scream's Country Girl
  2. Joe, I get the tired bit myself and many others would call it exhaustion. Like Red said, you've got to listen to your body and take time out to rest when needed. My taste was all over the place. Everything was salty and I could only stomach bland foods. Enjoyed a curry before but found even the mild ones too hot. I've always enjoyed a pint but the taste post sepsis was awful. The only drink I cared for was lager and lime, where as before I was a real ale man. Now - love my curries, always up for a pint (Blonde, Golden) and now eating out which I avoided for being wasteful. Worst thing for me was not being able to add up in my head, mood swings that hurt my loved ones and not instantly listening to people. It was as though I had to tell my brain to listen rather than it being automatic. Now - still get frustrated and my mood can be low but I sit and speak with my wife and share with her how I feel and this has been a great help to her understanding. Best thing I did was to write a diary. In it I'd put pain level, activity, mood, upsets and anything I felt positive about. When my mood was low I could look back and see that I was improving.
  3. My best wishes on your journey Joe. From what you write you are doing well mentally and this will see you through the tough times you discuss. I wasn't as positive early doors and the comments of 'you're lucky to be alive' etc fell on deaf and angry ears - I didn't feel lucky. Now much later I appreciate I am a lucky one and proud to be a member of the survivors group. Keep talking and your idea of fundraising will help you just as much as the charities. Work wise I wasn't the same but that doesn't have to be a negative. For example I was more empathetic to my colleagues and my slowing down enabled me to be a better listener and I found I didn't make as many mistakes as my gun ho previous self. Your body took a right bashing and it will take time to recover but I have no doubt that recover is what you'll do Mark
  4. Thank you to everyone who came to our meet up in York today, with special thanks to Larry for making the journey t'north.
  5. Dave, welcome to the forum and to the survivors club. Bluntly, sepsis has made a good effort in trying to kill you and would have done so but for top ambulance people,antibiotics and your good health. If someone had met you late at night and kicked you about, strangled you, bruised you internally and poisoned you before leaving you I guess you'd feel dreadful for weeks after and this is what sepsis has done. Beating it early gives you a big chance of a full recovery although in the next few weeks you can feel exhausted and suffer pain. But as I said, it's understandable. Most folks make a full recovery and often its because they have listened to their body regarding tiredness and done no more than able to do. Keep positive and please share youe ongoing improvements. Mark
  6. Hi LindzV, some sepsis survivors find that they suffer limb pain, especially in the legs post sepsis. More can be read about this by searching post sepsis syndrom on the main site. As you are pregnant I suggest you advise your GP to be certain it's not anything else. My wife had difficulty with her hands whilst pregnant so 'unusual' things can happen when pregnant, however I'm happy to say that within 5 days of giving birth her hands were perfect. Mark
  7. More people are affected by sepsis in the UK than 1st thought and consequently costing the NHS 'billions' more. http://www.itv.com/news/2017-02-20/uk-sepsis-trust-study-sepsis-costing-uk-15-6-bn-a-year/
  8. Good to hear about the parking. I've heard that there is a park and ride here for folks coming by train. Looking forward to meeting you
  9. No words can ever be good enough to give you at this time. If you need answers regarding sepsis and the cruel way it took your mum please call UK Sepsis Trust 0800 389 6255. At anytime please share your thoughts with the forum and I dearly hope that in doing so it will give you some comfort. Mark http://sepsistrust.org/support/bereaved-support/
  10. Hi Linda (so much better than Moz!) , I do hope you can make it and at least keep me company . Larry a medic from the Trust will also be there. Mark
  11. Please note that the support groups are for 'people affected by sepsis.' They are for survivors, bereaved, carers etc.
  12. I'm jumping the gun on this as it hasn't been officially announced; The York Group will be on 12th March 2017 12-14:00 at Monks Cross Shopping Centre. Please pencil in your diaries.
  13. http://journals.lww.com/ccmjournal/Abstract/2006/01000/The_effect_of_age_on_the_development_and_outcome.3.aspx Cited over 500x so should be good
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