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Missy H.

Survivor

What can one say about their story? I remember being so hot and so cold and came to a point where I couldn’t even get out of bed. My body had lost control.

My youngest daughter called my older daughter to see if she could come over because it stank in the house. The stench was me. My daughters saved my life literally. I don’t remember much and, I was told when I was taken to the hospital they asked me my name and I didn’t know it. The first thing I do remember is the PICC line coming out of my neck and nurses and doctors all around me. I was scared but I couldn’t talk. The doctors told me that I was lucky, if I would’ve laid there for an hour or more or so, I wouldn’t be here.

My sepsis was caused by a non-symptomatic urinary infection that spread into my kidneys. (Sepsis and Urinary Tract Infections) The road to recovery was slow and five years later I still have affects of it. And some say it is PTSD, when I get sick, I worry that I’m gonna end up in the hospital again.
I’m one of the lucky ones, my daughters saved my life literally.

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