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My name’s Scott. On June 1st 2019 I was admitted to hospital with breathing difficulties. This was in fact influenza which developed into double pneumonia. Sepsis wasn’t far behind. It tore a hole in my lung the size of a shotgun wound. It shut down my kidneys, liver and stomach. I had a higher percentage chance of death than survival. But survive I did. I went to sleep June 1st and came back to the land of the living in July on the back end of a month long coma. I still have Post Sepsis Syndrome and have a long road yet to go. But I’m still here. そして、私は死の殺人者です...
I'm think I'm having an issue with post sepsis syndrome. I was sent to hospital in April with what they thought was a UTI. I had a catheter inserted (very painful), was given IV antibiotics and pain relief and had bloods taken. After about 4 hours of waiting on a bed in A&E my temp shot up and i was moved to resus. It wasn't until the next day that they said it was Sepsis. So for 4 days they were looking for and abscess in the urinary tract, but couldn't find anything. I was discharged on day 4 with a bag of antibiotics and that was it. I was not getting any better so i visited my GP who said the abdominal pains I was having were to be expected and was sent home again. A week after being discharged is was still no better and declining again, my wife took me to A&E and I was given more IV antibiotics and sent home.... i felt better for 2 days, but then declined yet again. A visit to a different GP on day 12, and he was more sympathetic and realized that the pains were abdominal and not urinal and prescribed antibiotics for an intra-abdominal abscess. After about 4 more weeks, a CT scan and a Cystoscopy I finally got to see the urologist and as we thought they confirmed no issues in the urinary tract, BUT there were diverticula present, which probably caused the Sepsis (but not confirmed and discharged from hospital care)...... so now we are 8 months on and I finally got a referral to a gastroenterologist, but I am now feeling so tired, lack of concentration, not sleeping well, no appetite, run down and low! I'm not sure how to cope/deal with this. Any advice would be gratefully received!