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Leslie Alden

Survivor

I had gastric bypass revision on 9/24/19. Came home on 9/26. (Sepsis and Surgery) Two weeks later terrible pain in my back and went to ER. I had a leak from my surgery, severe UTI and a collapsed lung. I had no idea I had any of that going on. (Sepsis and Urinary Tract Infections)

I ended up with sepsis, had to have a chest tube, over a liter of fluid was drained from the collapsed lung. I had a fungal infection in that lung. (Sepsis and Fungal Infections) I was on an antifungal medication for that and had to have additional surgery for the stomach. I woke up in ICU with breathing tube down my throat and a tube down my nose. I was terribly weak for some time.

I came home on 11/20/19. I’m still weak and when I take the occasional deep breath, I have pain on my side. I have a 2nd follow up with my regular doctor in a few days. I fear I will feel weak and have that lung pain for the rest of my life. It’s so depressing but since I had no signs but the pain in my back that brought me to the ER, I believe God was looking out for me, saved me.

 

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