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Mark Sollis

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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. 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
  8. Hi Tammy - thanks for posting and sharing From the posts and stories on here you will see the healing process can be a long journey and there is no quick fix. It's when looking back you will probably find how much you have actually improved - day by day, month by month - and its these small steps we all take on the road to recovery. I hope you have family and friends that can provide support and help when times are low but you have a whole "family" here who understand some of the struggles you are probably going through, post sepsis. Come back and share more when you need and if you ha
  9. Hi Mand Thanks for joining the group and for posting - I know it must be a worrying time coming out of hospital after having Sepsis Can I suggest you contact the Trust on their freephone number. They are a fantastic resource and have staff on hand who can talk with you and provide the support and assistance you need - without typing. Please give them a call on 0800 389 6255 Take care Mark
  10. Hi Principessa Hope I can guide you a little and you've done all the right things to helpi yourself and your partner so far. There's seems to be so much going on in both your lives - it will be emotionally difficult for many reasons. Not least the trauma of the situation you are both in and relationships can be tough at the best of times. If you haven't already, do call the Trust on the above number. You need lots of support and they can help and advise - they are a fantastic and dedicated team and will be able to help I'm sure. Please also come back and get the support of
  11. Thanks for your comments Brian - and so glad you've found the site useful. Keep in touch through your recovery Mark
  12. Hi Brian Just wanted to say thanks for sharing - and as you have said - highlighting how important it is to spread the message of awareness. Best wishes with your recovery Mark
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    Pictures from Team Sollis - Midlands in the 2016 Cycle for Sepsis
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