September is Sepsis Awareness Month and the 13th is World Sepsis Day so this is my little blog post on sepsis. I’m only recently out of a seven week hospital admission and within that I fought another hard battle with sepsis again so this won’t be as long as I want it to be as I’m still recovering from the after effects severe sepsis brings but a little words and awareness can go a long way and my mission is to just inform, educate and help one person so if this blog post reaches just one person then that’s all that matters.
Sepsis kills 44,000 people a year in the UK and is the biggest killer in intensive care.
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs.
I’ve spent a lot of time in intensive care for multiple different reasons and sepsis being one of them, watched people die of sepsis and septic shock as all the organs shut down and the teams are too late to save them whilst fighting for my own life in intensive care and it’s something that unfortunately I’ll never forget. It’s not only horrific on just the patients but all the families too. I’ve fought sepsis eight times now (from multiple different sources) and I also suffer with PSS (post sepsis syndrome). I know I’m very lucky to still be here and I know if it wasn’t for my knowledge of it, (my predisposition/immunity of getting it), the rapid action and treatment of the doctors and all in intensive care and the pure hope and prayers of families and friends I wouldn’t be here today. Please take a moment to look at these photos, share with one person and talk about it for one minute. One moment and one share could save one more life, keep sharing, keep raising awareness, keep saving lives.