Hi I'm Sarah, November 2014 I was rushed to hospital with severe ketoacidosis (type 1 diabetes) and put in an induced coma for nine days.
Took me a long time to recover both physically and mentally. In March 2016, I had an ear infection that turned into sepsis and I was in an induced coma for 13 days. I still struggle with stairs and any physical exercise. I was in ventilated both times, second time I had grade 3 AKI and was on dialysis whilst in a coma I also had a tracheostomy. Twelve months on I have started having traumatic nightmares, same as the induced coma ones and constant flashbacks of a particular dream from ICU that I know is not real and never will be. I'm crying all the time, I've been to my gp and she gave me a number to call, three times she has done this, even though I need this help, I can't bring myself to ring it, why?why?why? I'm going mad, I'm crying while I'm writing this because I feel so pathetic and weak.