"my anuerism that burst and septicemia"

About: Hull Royal Infirmary / Trauma and orthopaedics

(as the patient),

I fell ill in dec last year, l steadily got worse. In january my neighbours and friends who have my spare door key came in and when they saw me they said l looked deathly ill. They called an ambulance and all I remember was that there were a team of doctors at my bedside, one of which told me l was lucky to be alive.

I do not remember much else in the high dependancy ward. My brother who asked all the questions said the abscesses that I had all around my back and stomach, one of which was the size of a grapefruit. I was very ill and lost 2 and a half stone because I could not eat due to the septicemia and l got thrush in my mouth so just drinking water hurt.

It has been a hard slog but l am on the mend and have a strong spirit. My christian faith helped me. Plus l lost my beloved husband to cancer last april. The hospital was magnificent at Hull

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Response from Hull Royal Infirmary

Thank you for adding you comment to the Patient Opinion website. It is always a pleasure to receive such positive feedback and we will ensure that the staff concerned are made aware of these. I was saddened to hear how ill you had been before coming to hospital. It is reassuring that you have good friends and neighbours to look in on you. If you would like to become more involved in decisions about local healthcare, we are recruiting members. By becoming a member you receive our quarterly newsletter, find out more about your local NHS and help us improve local services. You can also attend our ‘medicine for members’ sessions and respond to questionnaires. You don’t need any special skills or experience to become a member; you just need an interest in local health services. There is no commitment, you can get involved as much or as little as you choose. For more information please either email your.nhs@hey.nhs.uk or telephone the Corporate Affairs office on (01482) 675165. If you need to discuss our services further, please do not hesitate to contact our Patient Advice & Liaison Service on (01482) 623065 or email on pals@hey.nhs.uk as we are always striving to improve our patients experience. Thank you once again for taking the time to provide us with your views on local NHS services. Kind regards, Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Response from Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Thank you for adding you comment to the Patient Opinion website. It is always a pleasure to receive such positive feedback and we will ensure that the staff concerned are made aware of these. It sounds like you have had a very difficult time but I am pleased to read that you are now improving healthwise and wish you a continued recovery.

If you would like to become more involved in decisions about local healthcare, we are recruiting members. By becoming a member you receive our quarterly newsletter, find out more about your local NHS and help us improve local services. You can also attend our ‘medicine for members’ sessions and respond to questionnaires. You don’t need any special skills or experience to become a member; you just need an interest in local health services. There is no commitment, you can get involved as much or as little as you choose.

For more information please either email your.nhs@hey.nhs.uk or telephone the Corporate Affairs office on (01482) 675165.

If you need to discuss our services further, please do not hesitate to contact our Patient Advice & Liaison Service on (01482) 623065 or email on pals@hey.nhs.uk as we are always striving to improve our patients experience.

Thank you once again for taking the time to provide us with your views on local NHS services.

Kind regards,

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

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