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Sepsis


Hi all. I am recovering from Sepsis. It started out as a sore shoulder; just thought I pulled a muscl. Got worse, saw the doc, got even worse and my wife insisted on trip to hospital. They took one look at me and threw me in a bed. I crashed, blood pressure through the roof, worst unrelenting pain Ive ever had, crash trollY and medical emergency. Woke up 3 days later. On massive antibiotic.

i was luck to live. People end up as quad amputees with this disease. I was so lucky. However the guy in the next bed in the ward died of the same thing. I was fairly strong and have a strong heart. I suffered some liver damage but it is now fully recovered. I was in hospital for 2 weeks then visits from Hopital in the Home to change my antibiotic drip every day for 6 weeks. Im now on oral antibiotics 4 times a day till the end of January. I can barely make it to the letter box but getting stronger every day. CT scans and blood tests still to come.

there was an ABC. On Australian story that I would urge everyone to see. This disease is a killer and if you get it you literally have hours to save your life and limbs. I had no indication such as sore throat until Agony a finally a rash on the day I collapsed.

make yourself aware of the symptoms because the bacteria is around us everywhere. I had no infected cuts or any other visible indicator.

pete



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I'm so glad you are recovering :), that sounds awful. :(

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BUGGAR! In spades. Pete it seems that you're a lucky fella, take it easy.

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G,Day Pete,

I watched the Aust story programme....the clue was DO NOT ?uck around ....get to hospital "yesterday".

You are "lucky" your wife "insisted"....she has saved your life.

Good luck with recovery.

cheers Bilbo



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That was something I was unaware of, Cyclops (Pete)

So thanks for posting this info

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