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  1. Joe

    few months on...

    Wow, thanks everyone for replying to my post so fast. They are really nice comforting words and I have found by sharing my story, it has lifted abit of weight off from my mind. Seems incredibly strange reading my own story back. Looking back at the year there has been a lot of stress. I have realised that I have kept it bottled up from friends and family because I have felt silly to express and go on about myself. I really appreciate you guys taking the time to write back and it's been nice to relate with others in the same/ similar position- reading other people's experiances and how they have coped. It's really underestimated and I really hope you guys stay healthy and continue to become stronger. I will read up on the group. Thank you Ian, Larry and Red squirrel. Have any of you guys got any side effects? I have had to make a few adjustments in my life. I can't drink alcohol anymore or eat a fatty meal. Not so bad but I find a social drink quite nice and going out having fun is something that I miss ( I never use to do it much anyway) and I get tired with associated back pain. Could be a lot worse.
  2. Hello everyone. Just wanted to share my story. I'm a bricklayer. 22 years old. Very healthy and active. Before all of this happened, I had no idea what sepsis was and wasn't aware of the impact it would have on my life. I went in for a routine ACL/mcl knee operation. The first one was fine which was in late January 2019. The second operation was on March 11th. I woke up from the operation instantly unwell with a lot stomach/back pain. I was transferred to Brighton during the early hours and it was descovered that I had sepsis, pancreaitus and pneumonia. I was in hospital for 2 1/2 weeks which was the worst time of my life. My whole family at one stage came to visit late at night out of hours and everyone was crying. I really felt helpless as I kind of gathered the dangers of sepsis and how my life could have come to an end. ( I was heavily drugged up throughout my time there). I thought I recovered to an extent, then a few months later I suffered a pancreatitis attack and caused me to be in hospital for another week. This attack has taken its toll on me. They don't know the cause, I don't drink, smoke and I eat a very low fat diet. The second time has really effected me it's almost been a year from the very start. I'm a bricklayer/builder and I have really lost my confidence to do my job that I use to love. I always seem to be tired and I have had to do rehabilitation for my knee and learn to walk again on top of everything that went on. I have found it exstreamly difficult to get back to things. I really feel like a different person and I never thought something like this would happen to me. I'm trying to get back to work but it's really hard at the moment, mentally and physically. Most Employers don't understand that I'm slower at my job and I'm finding my way again. I might have to do something else. I really feel for people who suffer from this and I really do feel lucky to be alive. I do hope to do a charity event for sepsis when I feel a bit better. Thanks for reading.
  3. Hello everyone. Just wanted to share my story. I'm a bricklayer. 22 years old. Very healthy and active. Before all of this happened, I had no idea what sepsis was and wasn't aware of the impact it would have on my life. I went in for a routine ACL/mcl knee operation. The first one was fine which was in late January 2019. The second operation was on March 11th. I woke up from the operation instantly unwell with a lot stomach/back pain. I was transferred to Brighton during the early hours and it was descovered that I had sepsis, pancreaitus and pneumonia. I was in hospital for 2 1/2 weeks which was the worst time of my life. My whole family at one stage came to visit late at night out of hours and everyone was crying. I really felt helpless as I kind of gathered the dangers of sepsis and how my life could have come to an end. ( I was heavily drugged up throughout my time there). I thought I recovered to an extent, then a few months later I suffered a pancreatitis attack and caused me to be in hospital for another week. This attack has taken its toll on me. They don't know the cause, I don't drink, smoke and I eat a very low fat diet. The second time has really effected me it's almost been a year from the very start. I'm a bricklayer/builder and I have really lost my confidence to do my job that I use to love. I always seem to be tired and I have had to do rehabilitation for my knee and learn to walk again on top of everything that went on. I have found it exstreamly difficult to get back to things. I really feel like a different person and I never thought something like this would happen to me. I'm trying to get back to work but it's really hard at the moment, mentally and physically. Most Employers don't understand that I'm slower at my job and I'm finding my way again. I might have to do something else. I really feel for people who suffer from this and I really do feel lucky to be alive. I do hope to do a charity event for sepsis when I feel a bit better. Thanks for reading.
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