My mother died April 2013 of "sepsis". She was 85, but in pretty good health. She lived alone and basically took care of herself. My brother or I would drive her to Dr. appointments.
On Monday, April 15, 2013, I drove her to her podiatrist appt. to have her toenails trimmed as she did periodically. This time my brother and I noticed a "cut" on the inside of her right big toe, that came from the nail trimming. On April 28, 2013 (thirteen days later) she died of sepsis.
On Tuesday, April 16, 2013 (day after her podiatrist appt.) she began feeling "bad all over". She continued to get worse with each passing day. On Friday, April 19, 2013 she had gotten so bad off that she did not want to be "touched" due to the pain it caused. We had the rescue squad come and get her and carry her to the hospital. Eventually the hospital staff determined the cause to be sepsis. She was given all types of antibiotics but to no avail. At this point all we could do was keep her as comfortable as possible (with morphine) until the end of her life on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at 1210 pm.
One of the Drs. in the ICU said he suspected the cause of the sepsis entering the blood stream was at the "cut on her toe". That was the only open wound on her body.
Has anyone experienced this situation with someone they know? We are inclined to believe the cause was "possibly contaminated medical utensils" used in trimming her toenail, causing a cut and creating the infection that eventually killed her.View Thread
Hope everyone is getting ready for super summer! I haven't been around much but I need to get this out...I don't have an appt with my therapist for two weeks (just had a session last week) and if I dont write it out, I'll try not to bring it up...I can be such a brat!
I finally got closure with K. It has been year over due and I finally burned the bridge and am not looking back. I found out and confirmed through a couple of women that K was cheating on me before and after we moved in together 2yrs ago (we have been broken up for a year, moved out last June- it's been a roller coaster). He was abusive in more way than one. And it wasn;t one woman...it was prob dozens (I only know of 6 but the other girls had larger numbers...)But he was actually a big supporter of me seeking help...I thought I knew what love was. But he was manipulating and playing games the entire time. Even when I first found out, he still hid things. I wish I had gotten a hold of the woman who provided clarity sooner. Turns out, we were all pawns in his mindf***k of a game.
I got him on the phone yesterday and said my piece. He finally admitted to all of his wrong doings. But it took me to drag them out. I told him he was the worst thing that ever happened to me and to have a nice life. I didnt even wait for his response and hung up.
Kept myself busy with a planned girls night over a friends new apartment. Had a lil too much of a delicious pink concoction, and when I got home I finally broke down. I SHd and it felt good, i could focus all of the pain that was finally being let go...I know it is NOT a healthy way of dealing. And Im dissppointed in myself for breaking the 7months record...and then I cried myself to sleep.
He committed so much damage to me. I was that girl that promiscous men use so they have someone to bring home to their family and friends. He could toss me around like a ragdoll. The verbal abuse was crushing. And I think I needed to hang on this long cuz I wasn't willing to let him go. I thought he was working to be the man I fell in love with. Turns out, that man never existed. It was all a facade, a lie. He is a hollow, cruel example of a man. A child. He even tried to spin it like he was the victim (he used that technique often).
It is freeing to finally let go. To have been lucky enough to meet woman who saw him for who he was and were willing to provide me with answers...no matter how hard it was to hear them. He was a big trigger for me, and I finally am admitting it to myself. This is going to be a tough journey to find myself again, but I am on my way!
Thanks for taking the time to read this. Ya'll have been a blessing! (HUGS)View Thread
I'm seeking help for my friend who has been self harming himself for some time now. He has trusted no one with this secret but me. I do not wish to betray his trust, so I have been doing research on the subject. I am asking for your input on how I can help him. He hits his fits on cement till they bleed and he can't feel them. When the pain goes away, within 3 days, he does it again.
I seem to be burning the candle at both ends..... Along with the SI, I have disordered eating. At this point in my life I am struggling with both. And expressed my exasperation at both issues the other day while seeing my therapist. In the end, we made a pact to help me moderate my food intake. Not too much and not too little. Right! As a result of all the pressure of working on the food issue, my SI has not decreased at all. My therapist thought if I focused on the eating, I would be too busy to SI. Wrong! So....am I crazy to be thinking that such intense focus on one would make the other worse?View Thread
"; on April 16th everyone who self harms, is suicidal, depressed, has anxiety, is unhappy, going through a broken heart, just lost a loved one, etc. draw a semi colon on your wrist. A semicolon represents a sentence the author COULD HAVE ENDED BUT CHOSE NOT TO. The author is you and the sentence is your life."
i am participating, reflecting and just passing this along.
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