HELP POST SEPSIS SYNDROME SUFFERERS GET FINANCIAL SUPPORT.

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AS A SUFFERER I HAD NO HELP AND HAD A BABY AND A 2 YEAR OLD AT MY WORST. I COULDN'T WORK AND STILL ONLY DOING LIMITED HOURS. I AM IN SO MUCH DEBT IN ORDER TO FEED MY CHILDREN AND KEEP MY HOUSE AS THERE IS NO BENEFITS OR HELP FROM THE GOVERNMENT AS IT ISN'T A RECOGNIZED CONDITION. PLEASE RAISE AWARENESS.

HELP POST SEPSIS SYNDROME SUFFERERS GET FINANCIAL SUPPORT.

Post-sepsis syndrome is a condition that affects up to 50% of sepsis survivors. They are left with physical and/or psychological long-term effects, such as: Insomnia, difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep. Nightmares, vivid hallucinations and panic attacks.

Post Sepsis Syndrome – Common Long Term Problems

Post Sepsis Syndrome (PSS) is the term used to describe the group of long term problems that some patients who have experienced severe sepsis can suffer during their rehabilitation period.

The effect of any critically illness and spending time being treated in a Critical Care Unit is already recognised by health care professionals as causing certain long term problems for up to two years afterwards. However, sepsis can cause additional problems which may not become apparent for several weeks, for example, recurring infections during the rehabilitation period.

It is important to remember that not everyone experiences problems after being critically ill and the length and severity of the sepsis and the fitness of the individual prior to their illness has a marked impact on how quickly they recover. The length of time spent in hospital can also affect rehabilitation.

These problems can be divided into physical or psychological and emotional.

 

Physical:

Lethargy / excessive tiredness
Poor mobility / muscle weakness
Breathlessness / chest pains
Swollen limbs (excessive fluid in the tissues)
Joint pains
Insomnia (due to pain / breathlessness)
Hair loss
Dry / flaking skin and nails
Taste changes
Poor appetite
Changes in vision
Changes in sensation in limbs
Repeated infections
Reduced kidney function

Psychological and emotional:

Anxiety / fear of sepsis recurring
Depression
Flashbacks
Nightmares
Insomnia (due to stress or anxiety)
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Poor concentration
Short term memory loss



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