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Amy White

Survivor

It all started when my first daughter was about 9 months old and I had just found out I was pregnant again. My daughter used to pull my hair to get to sleep and one day pulled it that hard a chunk of hair ripped out and left a small bald patch. This small bald patch turned into a benign lymphoma.

I was refused surgery to remove it even though it pussed and wept, because I was pregnant. Eventually second daughter was born and when she was about a week old I just wasn’t feeling great. I was freezing cold but felt boiling to the touch. I had a pounding headache and was beyond fatigued. When my daughter was 10 days old I woke up and could hardly see through my left eye, this was because my whole forehead had swollen to 3 times its usual size. I rushed to the hospital and as soon as I was seen I was on a ward and had an IV put in immediately. The hospital had explained that I has cellulitis which had caused me to contract sepsis.  (Sepsis and Cellulitis) After several CT scans and a 10 day stay in hospital I was finally allowed home.

Before that I had little to no knowledge of what sepsis actually was.

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