Heather Sarne

Survivor

My sepsis story began in July 2020. In 2019 I had a vaginal mesh placed. A year later I needed a hysterectomy. From there, my life went downwards. (Sepsis and Surgery) I spent 1 night in the hospital than discharged. 4 days later I went in to septic shock, that was the scariest moment of my life. (Sepsis and Septic Shock)

I don’t remember all of it, only bits and pieces. It came out of nowhere within 15 minutes paramedic’s arrived. 😇  It started with a tiny bit of back pain which quickly turned to shivering and freezing, then all I remember is pain, a lot of pain. Thankfully God helped me pass in and out of that. Then my fever was 104.9. So yes my brain struggles still.

Again I was released the next day. The day after that I was admitted to the hospital in severe sepsis. Again God sent his angels. I was in the hospital for 2 weeks. First the ICU then after 3 days a regular room. All I remember is pain, test after test, depression. It was during Covid so I was fighting this battle alone.

The strength it took to just get out of bed and still not making it to bathroom in time, humiliating. I was released with IV antibiotics and a drain in my pelvis that had 7 abscess. No one told me anything about how this would change my life. 2 years later and all my parts are failing. 29 teeth pulled from rotting at rapid speed. Now cardiovascular problems, arm pain, toe pain. I’m getting better with the PTs. I’m sorry I’m sure there is so much more I forgot to say. Besides 3 years ago, it started with pelvic mesh now almost to the day they finally have gotten every last piece of eroded mesh out.

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