ICUsteps Chester is having its next drop-in on 19th July 7pm CH2 3HZ - look for the name on the door buzzer. Anyone who has been affected by ICU is welcome, medical staff, friends, family & ex-patients. If you live Cheshire, Wirral, Shropshire, North Wales & Merseyside - there is help after discharge. Planning lots of ‘surgeries’ from PTSD to aromatherapy & more - if you wish to get involved or raise funds for us you can call 07955 848 596
Chester calling: ICUsteps Chester is having its... - ICUsteps
I live I Cheshire, missed that, but you say lots more help after discharge? Where? I've had none! Was put into an induced coma 18th January for 8 days. Was very critically ill. Struggling now, don't feel the same person anymore, actually feel mentally challenged in many ways but hospital notes say no cognitive impairment. I'm afraid they really did miss something. Also struggling to come to terms with all that happened and not being aware of what happened before and during coma. Nobody understands, the effects of the coma inside my body are still with me now, and my health has also been compromised due to my illness. Nobody understands what it's like to have been critically ill, not expected to survive and be in a coma, plus how life feels for a long time afterwards. I had depression prior to illness and coma, and now it's escalating. Nobody to talk to about it because family and friends simply don't understand. I feel like I've been born again, born again slightly different to before. Everything feels new, yet I don't feel like I'm really here.
I just sent you a message asking if we had talked before as recognised your name. Well clearly we have, my memory so messed up I didn't recall my previous message to you, or your replies to me about group in chester, and only just seen your message with a phone number for outs? What is outs? And did I really send you my number? I don't recall that at all. How are you doing? Really hope you have some supportive family of your own around you, you have been, and still are going through so much.
Never mind, glad to hear you are good. And don't worry that you can't connect up all my messages. Yes recovery is slow, though not always sure for some. I put a lot of effort into my life and recovery fyi but not getting anything more out of it. Everything has ground to a halt dispite my continual efforts. The cogs have ceased up. So what was is outs?