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Susan Neill

Survivor

I’m Sue from Chichester, UK. In 2017, I went to the dentist and he nicked my gum which got infected, and I went into the worst abscess. (Sepsis and Dental Health) I had the highest temperature I’ve ever had in my life, and at about 9pm that night my husband came to check on me before going to bed, I was all blue, grey and hardly breathing.

By that night I was rushed to hospital, I didn’t know anything about it. Turns out I had sepsis. I had all my limbs amputated, lost my nose, and all my lips, four teeth and part of my tongue. I was in intensive care for a long time, and in hospital recovering for nearly a year. (Sepsis and Amputations)

Looking back at the signs and symptoms of sepsis, the temperature is definitely the one thing that really stands out. My advice would be, if you feel like you have a temperature like you’ve never had before don’t ignore it.

When I got home from hospital, I remember thinking “my arms are too short to fully wrap around my kids and cuddle them.” Which really jolted me into trying to get my life back on track. Recently I successfully crowdfunded for a bionic Hero Arm so I can do simple things like move my hair out of my face, or eat without assistance. I also want to start looking into facial surgery procedures to keep building on the confidence I’m slowly getting back.

Source: Evie

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