ICUsteps
2,960 members871 posts

Critical care unit

The next 2 weeks marks a very odd & weird anniversary it was a dark time I was scared and not looking after my own health as I should have been, I put the need for money & work before my own life & family. I was very ill and after moving around some eventually got admitted into a hospital where I was then pricked, struggling, scanned and eventually forced into a chemically induced coma reliant on machines to take over my breathing I had pipes in every hole, 4x liquid antibiotics & fed n watered by pumps, dozens of sensors everywhere when I came around weeks later but in a critical care bed with very caring 1 to 1 nursing in isolation away from other people, Visitors were in coveralls, masks & gloves and was told I was a miracle to have survived as was only given at most a 5% survival rate. Let it be a reminder that money isn't everything and life is so fragile & precious, I shudder when i realize what i might have lost and left a family without me. NHS done an amazing job and i am pleased to say 1 year on i am very well and healthier but never wealthier.

4 Replies
oldestnewest

What were you so sick from? Did you have sepsis?

Reply

Yes sepsis was diagnosed later whilst in coma but on first 48hr it was suspected mumps then ARDS then double phumonia also had traces of swine & bird flu aswell as toxoplasma from cats this is what happens when you work in dirty workplaces where urine droppings dead animals and lots or airborne pollutants from fumes to dust so beware

Reply

Hi Simon

Pleased you are now healthy. I can really relate to your post as my 2 year anniversary is next month. I am a new version of me and I’m grateful for every day.

I wish you a Healthy New Year 2018.

1 like
Reply

Thanks I will read your story get well soon

Reply

You may also like...