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2005rachel0 last won the day on 24 September 2017

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  1. Hi all, i've now joined various facebook groups. I'm glad I'm not the only one feeling like this but today I feel worse than ever I left school last night without marking a single book and after my daughter's carol concert was in bed by 8pm. I'm coming down with a cold & feel awful. I don't intend to get off the settee all day. I don't work Thursdays or Fridays so I've got a bit of time to get over my cold before I'm due back on Monday. I've had one other cold since my sepsis and it knocked me out for over a week. I knew going back to work was going to be hard but I hadn't anticipated just how hard and now I'm back everyone at work just expects me to be back to 'normal'. I used to be a good teacher, I'm barely hanging on anymore. That's all doom and gloom isn't it!! Just think how many episodes of Elementary I can get through today whilst sat on this sofa! Merry Christmas Rachel
  2. hi Babs, yes I'm on fb, what do I need to search for?
  3. Hi all, I just wondered if anyone else feels the same way as me and can tell me how long until they felt like themselves again... I had severe sepsis in April this year, 13 days in ICU, 18 days in total in hospital. In the last 2 weeks I've gone back to work on a phased return basis (I'm a primary school teacher) but going back to work has left me shattered and its becoming more and more obvious how forgetful I've got and how much vocabulary I've lost while I've been off. I hadn't realised how many problems I was going to have with 'lost' words. Up until going back to work I felt really good, my energy was coming back, most other post sepsis syndrome niggles had subsided or disappeared altogether. But now I'm totally fed up. All my planning I'm doing for my lessons is taking an awful long time, I've forgotten how to do so much stuff. I'm also fed up with how much I weigh, I've had a phase of 'I'm alive, let's enjoy life and eat everything' but now my jeans don't fit! I'm so shattered from starting work that I can't even contemplate running or swimming like I used to. I'm really fed up today.
  4. Thanks Julie, I really like the idea of giving out symptom cards with prizes, I'm def going to do that. I'll get in touch with the fundraising dept too. I've got 3 weeks left off sick til I'm back at work so think I'll use the time to start gathering / begging for raffle prizes
  5. Hi all, I'm after some ideas of how to raise money for the sepsis trust and my local ICU. I'm turning 40 next year (aaargh!) and wasn't going to mark the date in any way at all until I survived severe sepsis earlier this year. I'm now going to mark the occasion with a big party to celebrate the fact that neither meningitis 20 years ago or severe sepsis this year have killed me off! There'll be maybe 200 people there and thought it would be a very good chance to raise some money. But how? Any ideas would be greatly received. Does the trust do collection buckets or stickers I could put round buckets? Thanks
  6. Hi Hamrock, I'm a severe sepsis survivor too and found the forum on the trust website and a conversation with Larry invaluable. Can I ask what the tile of the post is for, Fresh Fish? Its intriguing! Thanks Rachel
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