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All posts for October 2012

A good day

I'm having a good day! It doesn't happen often but when it does it should be cel...

Finally

To everyone thankyou you dont realise until you listen to other people who have ...

Has anyone else looked into post traumatic stress disorder and realise you have it!?

I came out of hospital in feb 2010 and have spent some time trying to research w...
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Spatial disorientation

I was in an ICU for 3 weeks in December 2010 following a Boerhaave spontaneous r...

The long road to recovery

After 88 days in ICU I was tranferred to a ward, something I found very daunting...

Compulsive reading thank you!

I have known about ICU steps for some time and used the booklets on the critical...

New year's eve

About this time of year, three years ago, I began to notice occasional difficult...

Suntan Sea and ICU

I had come home from a wonderful 2 week holiday in Spain with my wife. I felt r...

This sounds silly, but does anyone else have difficulty cleaning their teeth since being on a ventilator?

When I first came home I found putting a toothbrush in my mouth made me gag and ...

How Many of You Still Have Dreams and Nightmares Since They Have Left Hospital?

As I have said elsewhere these are driving me mad. Is it normal to keep having t...

How life can change so fast.

2010 had been such a great year, my wife's parents both celebrated their 80th bi...

ICU wasn't in my birthing plan!

I was pregnant, but had gestational diabetes, so went into hospital on 6th Janua...

My ICU story and after.....

On the morning of 17th July 2007 I was particularly happy. Summer Term had just ...

My ITU Experience

It was 7am in the morning back in December 2007 when my carer arrived to shower ...

Does anyone else feel like a' changed person' since Icu, if so are you able to say in what way, I have withdrawn into myself and am 'nervy'

Does anyone else suffer 'flashbacks' ? I was in a shop and the beeping from a till took me back into Icu, the bleeping from the machines etc

It was very scary , I still dream the dreams I had in Icu, has this happened to ...

One Year On from the ICU

Its been one year since I started my recovery from an attack of Weil's Disease w...

How understanding were the consultants/staff when you explained about the your experience of icu psychosis?

I found that whilst they had had patients with this before, their priorities wer...

How have you communicated with your family and friends about the experience?

Even after almost 14 years I still find it difficult to speak to my family about...