Hello everyone, my name's Nick I am newbie. I went into ICU in May 2015 with escalating breathing diffculties. I spent 2 weeks in an induced coma and then a further 5 weeks conscious in ICU. I had a tracheostomy, dialysis and rhabdomyolysis as well as many other conditions. My partner helped my with my rehab and I was walking again 3 months after leaving hospital. She wrote a very detailed diary of my stay as I remember very little. I have found it very difficult to talk about what I've been through and even though it was almost 2 years ago now it's still with me everyday, physically I'm finding life a struggle, my sleeping is poor at best, it seems like every month my doctor's find new and mysterious things wrong with me. My partner and my kids have been absolutely brilliant and have helped me so much but can't help feeling sort of lost in the world, lonely and separate from them now, I find it difficult to relate and to describe how I feel. I'm not the sort of person who talks about their feelings or goes to support groups as this is not something I've ever done before. I sort of stumbled across this group whilst searching for answers to how I feel. Reading all of your stories and comments has been very emortional but also the support and comment to give each other is really lovely, thank you
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