"Went to A&E very ill with flu like symptoms"

About: Kingston Hospital

I went to a&e feeling very ill with flu like symptoms. I was seen immediately and taken to resuscitation as my blood pressure was so low After many tests it was found I had septicaemia brought on by a huge kidney stone blocking my kidney. The doctor I saw was amazing and acted very quickly as I was extremely poorly. After three days in icu and a two week stay in hospital I went home to recover. Three months later I had the huge stone and kidney removed and I am fully recovered. I owe my life to the fast acting doctor who recognised straight away that I was sceptic as I now know that many people die every year from this because it is mistaken for flu.

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