Just wanted to remind you all of the importance of taking care of ourselves when we have an immunosupressed condition and share my story.
I went back to work part time (2 days) in November after having my third baby, despite having a flu jab I caught everyone’s cold in the office as they all ‘struggled to work’ to the enjoyment of my managers, I was feeling thoroughly run down and just yuck then three weeks ago I stubbed my toenail making it bleed, it came up a little imfamed but went down again so I thought nothing of it. On 7th March I was rushed to hospital with pain in my leg, (same side as my stubbed toe), running from my groin to my toe. After three emergency operations, a 10 day stay in hospital and my family being told i’d probably have to lose my leg or my life, it turns out that my little infected toe along with my battered immune system had created a mass sceptacemia which had spread to my lymph node in my leg!!
The numbness in my legs meant I didn’t feel anything until it was almost too late!! Luckily my surgical team managed to save me and my leg buy the scars from knee to ankle are a stark reminder to take care of myself and how close I came to being just another statistic.
Not meaning this post to sound miserable or scary but if by reading this someone avoids what me and my family have just been through then I’ll be happy.
A pic of my scars or on my fb account if anyone wants to see.
Hope you all stay really well and sending you all my love