Michael Townley

Survivor

Posted on May 17th, 2019

I had hip replacement surgery Feb 6, 2019. (Sepsis and Surgery) After surgery, when admitted to the hospital, I was unable to void so numerous attempts were made to insert a catheter. It wasn’t until the next morning that a urologist was able to get one in. (Sepsis and Invasive Devices)

I was released from hospital with the catheter. 9 days later it was removed. 12 hours later I was rushed by EMS to ICU with septic shock due to a contaminated catheter. I managed to survive the first 24 hours under expert care & eventually was released from hospital.

A month later I had a transurethral resection of the prostate performed and am now at home recovering, and wanting to know what my future holds after surviving septic shock? Once I have gained my strength back and have finished my rehabbing for my original surgery, which was a hip replacement, I will contact my family doctor and have a complete medical assessment done, and put a future plan in place to monitor my health.