The numbness is mainly in my knees and travels up and down my legs. I had to learn to walk again and was trach'd. I picked up two types of yeast bacterias when I went to the hospital for what was diagnosed as a mild case of walking pneumonia. This caused the sepsis within hours and I was put into a coma for three 1/2 weeks. CRAZY!! I feel i have made great progress but I want to know if anyone else has this as an after effect and if they have... how long does or did it last
I was diagnosed with severe sepsis from a strep bacteria that entered a blister on my leg and attacked my my 5 yr old replaced knee joint. This was on May 7th of this year. I had to have surgery on the knee, a Transesophageal Echo of my heart and I was discharged after 2 weeks to a Rehab/Skilled Nursing home for 5 weeks to relearn myself. That was last June and I am still having to deal with pain in my legs, ankles and shoulders daily, especially at night. Everyone tells me that it is just the effects of being 70 yrs old. But these are not those kinds of pains. It seems to me that they are getting worse day by day. I sometimes feel like I am not me anymore; does that sound weird? My regular docs just nod their heads and say nothing. So many docs don't even fully understand about sepsis. Most people don't even know what sepsis is and just think you are being to whiny about everything. You were in a coma for quite awhile so the sepsis really took a toll on your body. Don't push yourself too hard. Only you know your body and what you are capable of. Go to Sepsis.org and read all the info they have plus all of the sepsis stories of survivors and tributes to those that didn't make it. Realize that you are a very lucky guy to have made it as statistics prove. Be well.
10 Dec 2017
Hello. I'm sorry that you had to through this also. I myself had a hell of time not being able to walk period. Its been 14 years for me now and every day is different. But always extreme leg pain and severe weakness with loss of balance due to muscle loss and tendon and ligiment shortening makes it rough. Unfortunately I've been told I am going to be crippled before long.I can only wlj for. A very short amount of time now before my legs give out. Bad luck us something I get used to having. Luckily I can still walk now so I am thankful for that. I guess its normal to suffer in this way. Good luck to you. Again I am sorry.
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