Hi I just want to start by saying thank you to everyone for posting your stories! They have brought great comfort to me.
Im not going to share my story tonight because I don't have the time and have work in the morning but I will give you a very brief explanation.
I am 29 yrs old and on the 1st of august will be my 1 year anniversary for being admitted into intensive care, I had a very bad throat infection that caused my throat to close and I had a very very long operation which included having my tonsils and wisdom tooth removed, then put on a nasal ventilator. After a week I had an emergency tracheostomy. All I can say about this time is that it was pure hell!! I had petrifying nightmares, I was hallucinating that the nurses and doctors were trying to kill me and it still haunts me to this day!
Even just writing that small part of my story has brought a tiny bit of closure to me, It is still to this day the last thing I think about before I go to sleep.
A question to everyone though, is anyone absolutely terrified of dying now? As sometimes this keeps going round my head! And also I have developed a fear of needles and hospitals. rdiculous i know as they were the one who saved my life!
Thanks for taking the time to read this.