Thankyou all for your replies. It helps to know I'm not the only one feeling this way, and you're right I'm probably being hard on myself expecting to feel ok about it all because I survived. My immune system isn't great at the moment with cold after cold and repeated cellulitis but I hope this will improve with time. Can I ask you Fiona and Mark how do you deal with family and friends? I'm finding some are being overprotective of me, which is quite overwhelming. I know they mean well and just care but I need them to let me live too. And like you mentioned Mark on the flip side I have some that make me feel like I'm being dramatic and that I'm home so I'm clearly 'well enough'. Libby I was on a ward in my own room for the first week. I spent the first 48 hours on hourly obs which were changed to 4 hourly for the remainder of my stay. I did find it frustrating at times as the hospital i was in was dangerously short staffed and there was a time the redness from the infection in my leg had spread dramatically and I told a nurse but it was 6 hours before I saw a Dr. Upon discharge I did have a number of nightmares but they have reduced significantly. Thankyou again for the replies, I do appreciate it :-) Leeny
Hi, I'm new to the page and was hoping to chat with other survivors about moving on from having sepsis. I recently spent two weeks in hospital after having severe cellulitis which spread to my lymph nodes and caused sepsis. It all happened in less than 24 hours, my temperature was 39.7, my blood pressure was low and my heart rate was 104. I was in alot of pain and the orthopaedic surgeon discussed removing tissue he suspected was dying off which could have resulted in the loss of my leg. Fortunately they were quick to diagnose and treat and antibiotic drips helped battle the infection. After 14 nights on 7 antibiotic drips a day, I was discharged with oral antibiotics for a week. Since returning home I've struggled to get my head around how poorly I was and sometimes I feel like it didn't happen to me. I feel scared that it's going to happen again and that maybe next time I won't be as lucky. I have today been diagnosed with cellulitis again and have been placed back on doxycycline for 2 weeks but I'm so paranoid. I know I'm so lucky compared to other stories I've read, but I just wanted to share my story and get any advice I can about moving on.