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Mark Sollis

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  • Birthday 04/01/1961

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  1. Hi Louise - an interesting question indeed- and thanks for sharing your experiences I’m no medical expert but I do know that it’s taken 10-12 years or more to get sepsis recognised as a factor in many illnesses. It was never widely recorded all those years ago and only now, the public and healthcare professions better understand the importance of sepsis in diagnosis and treatment. You may need a medical opinion based on symptoms you’ve described, to asses whether it “could have been” sepsis. If that is important to you perhaps give the UK Sepsis Trust a call and see if they can gui
  2. Hi Amandaa - thanks for sharing your story and hope you have found some useful information here on the Forum. It's a slow recovery process for sure and symptoms can differ. If you haven't already, do talk through with your GP and explore non medicated options if that is your preference. Also, speak with a member of the support team at the UK Sepsis Trust - they are all trained nurses with experience in critical care, sepsis and sepsis recovery. give them a call on their freephone number 08088 000 029 Monday to Friday 9 – 4 pm Take care and keep in touch M
  3. Hi Scott - a massive blow indeed - and you made it!! Seems the sequence of those events matched my own - and many others I'm sure Welcome to the other side and thanks for sharing here on the Forum Step by step ... M
  4. Hi Amber - thanks for sharing your experiences - horrendous as they are I haven't suffered PSS myself but there are many posts on here from those in similar circumstances. Here's just one thread - see here for some more information As a healthcare professional you will know that life changing events can have a massive impact on one's physical and mental capacity to "manage" the situation - and professional support and advice can help those in need. The Forum is a great place to understand that you are not alone and the Trust provide a free helpline to discuss on a 1 to 1 basis with one
  5. Hi there - thanks for sharing your story You will find lots of support on this Forum - and people who have been through similar situations - near death sepsis is close to my story too Lots of ways to get more help - here's a few - if you haven't already 1 - Speak to someone at the Sepsis Trust - Call 0808 800 0029. They have trained clinicians and support staff 2 - If you prefer - drop a note into them via their page here 3 - Speak to you GP. Tell them your concerns and ask them what help they can provide in the community - medical and non medical. 4 - Support Groups
  6. Uplifting but heat-breaking Have a look at some of the sketches Gary has drawn to record his grief and his recovery If you're quick - you can catch up on the interview on BBC 5 Live this morning 28/04/2018 - starting at around the 2:20 mark
  7. Knowing is half the battle. Hope you can move forward and maybe share more if your progress. Mark
  8. Another year on and another push to raise awareness across the UK - and across the World My amazing son, some of his best friends and many other dedicated supporters are again riding #C4S17 this year to raise awareness for The UK Sepsis Trust. So much has happened since #C4S16 and the public news feeds and social media platforms show what a life saving difference the charity have made in the last 12 months alone. This year's event takes place on 2nd and 3rd September 2017 and this will be the 4th year the guys and girls have dedicated their time to getting road fit and cycle ready for
  9. Welcome Hamrock - and good to hear this Forum has helped in your search for knowledge about Sepsis.
  10. Hi Rose Thanks for sharing your story and your road to recovery - it shows how this happens in small steps and not always leaps and bounds I do hope you have a good support network and glad you came here - hope the Forum can help you continue moving forward. Mark
  11. Hi Nigel Great to have you here. Feel free to add your story and share your experiences and concerns. Have a look through the topics on here and where you feel comfortable posting - maybe in sepsis survivors or in stories As you've started here - why not add your story as a reply below. There's a lot of support available if you need. Regards Mark
  12. Just to add to the "dream" theme - I think I must have at least one book's worth in my memory locker. Possibly due to the 9 weeks of coma - so maybe the timeline allowed "more" than my fair share of dreamworld living. I think I went chronologically from 1920 -ish to 2050 - so plenty of material there! From reading all the posts on here I (again) seem to have not to have had such an horrendous time under the influence - but some were harrowing - including 2 episodes (chapters?) of assault and being "loaned" out of a night time to unscrupulous film makers.(which obviously "explained" why I w
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