Back from a very dark place

This time last week I woke with what seemed to be a water infection, but by 20:00 I was so ill that the ambulance had to to be called due to me uncontrollably and violently shaking (toxic shock). This attack subsided after 15 or so minutes. The paramedics said if it was to happen again to call the Dr immediately. Unfortunately for me a second extended attack happened about 06:00 on the Wednesday morning. The Dr advice was for my wife to get me to hospital ASAP. It ended up that I was suffering a urinary tract infection which had spread to the blood, known as urosepsis. Pretty rare in men and pretty dangerous. I then sent the next 5 days in hospital being treated with a variety of intravenous antibiotics.

The hospital staff were professional and attentive, the wards clean, food very good but no peace and quiet to allow me to rest. I was thankfully discharged Sunday afternoon and am now at home resting and recuperating. It is amazing what 2 nights uninterrupted sleep does for ones physical and mental state. Fingers crossed I will be able to get back to work next week if my recovery continues in the same vein.

My wife Emma and my friend and neighbour Nigel were amazing and it must have been just as scary for them witnessing my shaking attacks. I hope nobody who reads this has to go through septicaemia as it is very scary and potentially fatal if not treated promptly.

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