I started My Mobility Guide, with the support of family and colleagues, having come through a terrible ordeal of sepsis. I wanted to share my experiences and create a platform where people can find supportive useful information that I know is hard to find but which I have found extremely helpful.
Not everything in the blogs is about my own experiences. I have included insightful content, about experiences from people in my life and relevant articles that I hope will help you find what you are looking for.
Here is my story:
On the 28th December 2018 I was admitted to Hospital with breathing difficulties and a viral infection.
I was taken into A&E, but it became apparent that I was seriously unwell when I was quickly transferred to resuscitation where my body went into septic shock due to further underlying infections.
If it wasn’t for the quick thinking of the doctors, that immediately moved me to the intensive care unit, I doubt I would be here now to tell my story.
While in intensive care I started to suffer multiple organ failures. Within just a couple of hours, I was on full life-support and put into an induced-coma. For the next few weeks I had an agonising battle of amazing ups but also devastating, almost fatal, downs.
On the 4th January, my body suddenly relapsed in a septic shower, taking me back to square one. Despite this, somehow, the intensive care unit team still managed to pull me through for a second time.
After two weeks of continuous attempts to suppress the infections a decision was made to amputate both my legs below the knee.
Following the amputation, I began to show signs of improvement and just one month later, I returned home.
There is still a long way to go and a lot of weekly rehab visits to the hospital for various checks and physio, but I am starting to rebuild my life. I am getting prosthetic legs and purchasing a mobility car which will help enormously.
I hope you find this site useful and informative. Feel free to contact me if you have any helpful information that can be shared.