Hi, I'm a 25 year old paediatric nurse, but just over a year ago, at the age of 24 I suffered a sever bought of pneumonia that nearly killed me. I was in ICU for 3 weeks and had some horrendous hallucinations when I was coming off the sedatives and had a tracheostomy. I just wanted to ask other people, do you think it ever gets easier to think about? Will there be a time when it doesn't feel like such a huge part of my life?
I had PTSD from the hallucinations, but this has got much better since therapy, but still find myself watching for example a tv programme which triggers all the memories. I see funerals on tv and remember thinking how close I was to it being my funeral. Does this ever stop?