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Apr 4, 2017 · Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) - Let's talk in Intensive Care (ICU)

Hello,

I’m considered a trauma patient. December 2013, I was on my way to work and was hit head on by a sleeping Drive (MVA). I do not remember much and was flown by helicopter to a Trauma 1 medical center. I was in a coma for a month and in rehab facilities for 9 months. My injuries were extensive. Broken pelvis, TBI, damaged abdomen/bowel, many broken or fractured bones, blood clots, and many issues. This was three years ago. After many surgeries, rehab, and now back in rehab to walk without a walker. My biggest issues have been retraining of bowel and bladder and I’m still going from one extreme to another in this area. Other issues are with family members not understanding the severity, which I’m trying to overcoming issues with counseling. They were there in the beginning and now are estranged. I’m trying to rebuild my relationships with the ones I can. I still at times have some memory loss. Doctors consider me a miracle, while the daily pain and struggle remind me of where I’m at today.