I was admitted to ICU in Jan 2016 due to sepsis caused by a rare retropharyngeal abscess, having fully physically recovered I expected this traumatic ordeal to be over. However mentally I still struggle, I've recently been diagnosed with PTSD and currently having EMDR therapy to try and cope with what happened. It stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing and involves my therapist using hand movements and distractions while I think about the traumatic experience. I was slightly skeptical about it at first however it has allowed me to work through my emotions and slowly separate the trauma from the details, making it easier to talk about and deal with. It's unearthed a lot of emotions and details that I haven't been able to deal with or thought about since the operation however it also feels like a weight has been lifted. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is struggling to come to terms with what has happened to them or still getting flashbacks, no matter how long it's been since the incident.