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  1. Hi, the symptoms you describe are extremely common following sepsis. Recovery following sepsis can be a slow and difficult process. Often people are surprised by how they feel and some of the problems they encounter. Recovery varies greatly form one person to the other in terms the problems experienced and the length of time to recover. Many people find it helpful to discuss their recovery with a member of our support team at the UK Sepsis Trust. The support team are all trained nurses with experience in critical care, sepsis and sepsis recovery. You can tell them what has been happenin
  2. Hi Joe Sorry to hear you are having such a difficult time, all of the things you mention in your post are very common experiences of sepsis survivors. Sepsis recovery is poorly understood and many of the problems experienced are unexpected and hidden from those around you. It can be helpful just to talk things through with some one who understand; the sepsis support team at the UK Sepsis Trust consists of trained nurses who have a lot of experience of sepsis and the many problems that can be experienced during recovery. You can contact them by calling 08088000029 Monday to Friday 9 -3
  3. Hi, all the thing you describe are commonly experienced when recovering from sepsis, most people are surprised at how they feel and how long it can take to recover. I have provided a link below to some helpful information on sepsis recovery. You may also find it helpful to chat to one of the nurses on the support team at the UK Sepsis Trust, you can ask them questions and discuss your concerns. Contact them by calling 08088000029. Sepsis Recovery booklets
  4. Recurring infections following sepsis can be a problem for some sepsis survivors. A few of those people may then go on to develop sepsis. It is important to take measures to minimise the risk of getting infections such has good basic personal hygiene and hand washing, strict hygiene when caring for any indwelling devices such as urinary catheters, caring for any cuts and wounds and seeking medical attention when you suspect you may have an infection. Most important is to know the signs of sepsis and if you are worried that you may have sepsis 'Just Ask Could it be Sepsis' I have provide
  5. Hi Sallp, Sorry to hear you have been so poorly and are still struggling with recovery from sepsis. You may find it helpful to discuss your recovery with one of the support nurses from the UK Sepsis Trust, you can talk to them about how you are feeling and ask any questions you have. Sometimes it can be very helpful just to talk through what happened and how you are feeling with someone in confidence who understands sepsis and sepsis recovery. Healthcare professionals are not always good at looking after themselves and taking the time to talk about how they are feeling. I have provided
  6. Hi Maz People are often surprised by their recovery and how long this can take. You can talk about your recovery to one of the sepsis support nurses at the UK Sepsis Trust . They are all trained nurses with a lot of experience of sepsis, you can discuss what has been happening and have the opportunity to ask questions. If you select the link below you will find out the various ways you can contact them. UK Sepsis Trust Support Larry
  7. Hi Natalie Great advice and support from the forum members as always. I am sure you can see all the problems you are experiencing are very common during recovery. The poor understanding and awareness of sepsis recovery can make it feel a very lonely place to be at times. We have a helpline at the Sepsis Trust, it is manned by trained nurses who have a lot of experience caring for people with sepsis and a good knowledge and understanding of recovery. You can call and talk to them about your recovery and ask questions you may have. They can be contacted Monday - Friday 9 -4 pm by callin
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    Hi The forum is a great way to find support, you soon realise that you are not on your own and many of the problems you are experiencing are common following sepsis. Like Mark said you can call the sepsis helpline and speak to one of our trained nurses, they have a lot of experience of sepsis and the many problems that can occur after. You can tell them what has been happening to you and ask any questions you may have. It can help just talking about what has happened and how you are feeling now with someone who understands sepsis. Kind regards Larry
  9. Hi Isabel I am so sorry to hear that you are feeling so desparate. You are not on your own there are many sepsis survivors who struggle with its aftermath for many years. It may be helpful to talk to one of our support nurses about how you are feeling. You can contact me directly on larry@sepsistrust.org We can talk via email or better still I could arrange to call you. We are hear to listen and suggest things that may help you. Have you spoken to anyone about how you are feeling, it is important to share, many of the effects of sepsis are often hidden, and after a while thos
  10. Hi Edward Having diabetes does affect your immune system and can make you more vulnerable to getting some infections. It is possible for any infection to develop into sepsis so yes there is an increases risk for you to get sepsis. The most important thing is if you think you may have an infection seek medical attention and get assessed to see if you need treatment. Similarly If you have any wounds or cuts you should keep an eye out for any signs of infection and get treated quickly. It is the infection that becomes resistant to an antibiotic rather than the individual person, so you
  11. Hi, Marky is right you are not going mad. So many people ask this question because neither you or those around you expect recovery to be so difficult and to take so long. The time it takes to recover varies greatly from individual to individual, 6 - 18 months is a common period of time for recovery, some people can feel better after only a few weeks and a few can take several years. If you would like to talk to a member of our support team you can do this by calling our confidential support number 0808 800 0029 Mon - Fri 9 -3 They are trained nurses who have a lot of knowledge about s
  12. Dry and flaking skin, fatigue and muscle aches are all really commonly experienced problem during recovery from sepsis. This is very early days for you, the advice given by Gillian is really important, you should look after yourself and don't demand too much of yourself, you have been very ill and it will take time to recover. Everyone's recovery is individual, there is no set time to return to work, this very much depends on how you are feeling, and the type of work you do. The limiting factors tend to be fatigue and the ability to concentrate on your work. Often when recovering from Se
  13. Really good advice from Gillian. If you would like to chat more about your recovery you can call 0808 800 0029 and speak to one of our support nurses. They will be able to talk to you about what to expect during recovery and answer any questions you have.
  14. Hi Rachel Very good advice from other members of the forum. This is really early days with respect to your recovery and you are doing incredibly well to be back at work. Here is a link below to our support page, if you select find a Facebook page you will find details of survivor Facebook groups, You can also call our helpline 08088000029 if you want to discuss your recovery or you have any question you want to ask us. https://sepsistrust.org/support/
  15. Hi Rahdal Sorry to hear you are having such a difficult time with your mum, psychological and cognitive problems can occur in someone recovering from sepsis such as low mood and poor memory and concentration. The problems your mum is having seem to be more severe that the usual post sepsis problems people experience and she may need some expert help. If you haven't already done so you should get her assessed by a mental health professional, its is a concern that she is expressing suicidal ideas and behavior is dis inhibited compared to what is normal for her.
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