Posting as a look out. I was, after the ambulance took me following over two days of weirdness, d and v to an extent I have never had before, headache where I couldn’t see and hardly stand up, various other things, frequent urinating, in hospital with what the Doctor said was a mixture of things but sepsis had made me so ill.
I am posting because I was released from a 15 hours on a Saturday night (not ideal) in hospital following treatment every twenty minutes by excellent staff and lots of medicines. Fortunately I even as an MS person keep as fit as is possible and for a 58 year old or they wouldn’t have let me go home if I was not so. Also we agreed at the beginning, no hospital stay with D and V for everyone’s sake and my embarassment. They wheeled me to the front of the massive queue on my trolley bed then followed a whole lot of stuff I never want to remember, except for the constant stream of nurses, blood people, Doctors, heart tracking, blood pressure all the time, temperature all the time and drips monitored to the minute. I had usual drip including an emetic, followed by drip, painkiller, more emetic as it hadn’t stopped anything yet and antibiotics. I am at home with penicillin that as the Doctor said, will send you home safe and kill anything on the planet. It is Monday and so far I have enjoyed soup and biscuits and watched weepy films. I definately need to go slow for several weeks now.
I get MS symptoms of all kinds every day but this was something else.
A few days before I felt very full up
Swollen knees (more than normal for no reason)
Odd feelings in my toes
Tingling in all fingers at the same time when I was in bed. This one freaked me out as it happened as my normal tingling was nothing like this at all. It felt wrong.
So I am posting in the hope that no-one gets this. Mine was apparently due to very frequent urinating due to a water infection, plus something else, the D and V which could have been part of the sepsis or an effect of the infection. They had nurses and doctors attending all the time especially as my tremor got worse because I actually hadn’t been able to keep any medicine down for several days. It also meant I was on complete cold turkey from everything even painkillers.
So I am posting some of my unusual symptoms in case God forbid, anyone else gets anything like it, please look out for anything weird like this that is more severe than normal and I’m not kidding, this was very severe. I am very pleased that the 111 people, then the ambulance and all the people in the hospital dealt with me as a person first with symptoms and not someone with a big MS tattooed on my head. This made me feel like a real human instead of an object of interest which very often happens. When I am better I will send them something nice.
Also to remember as I did from a previous encounter, in my area you have to find your own way home. For me that is a taxi after I come out of hospital. The rules have changed after people dodging fares so I make sure to take 20 pound with me to hospital just for that purpose. A very nice man picked me up in his clean, warm taxi and took one look, let me sit in the front and never said a word as I looked like floppy rag doll all the way home. He even stayed in the drive whilst I made my way to the door.
So take care, hope this helps for things to look out for. Do not hesitate if you are in question at all, get either the 111s or an ambulance if you think you need one, even if you feel you are wasting their time, you are not.