Just a short post to let you all know that after yet another bout of Sepsis starting in my long IV line, I decided that enough was enough.

I was too close to losing my life so many times, that under medical monitoring in hospital, I went ‘cold turkey’ and have detoxed completely from the Cyclizine, and am pleased that it’s something of the past!

If was far from easy and I’m still a long way from being fully recovered. The multiple sepsis alone set me back months, but the detox on top of that knocked me back even further – especially as I wasn’t able to have any visitors whilst going through the process.

However, looking back I think that blocking off communication was something that really helped me. It was the longest (and most worrying) week for all of my family, but I had a few short phone calls with my carers on the ward phone which was more of a support than you can imagine. In particular: Helen, Clara, & Angelika, thank you. I couldn’t have done it without you.

Thank you to everyone who left me a message, comment or sent me some post. Going home to the lovely surprises I did was just overwhelming and made me realise how lucky I am to have the people behind me that I do.

As I say, I’m far from recovery yet – I still haven’t been able to sit up without fainting/seizing, but it’ll be worth it in the future – to actually have a future! Hopefully – by the time lockdown ends – the benefits will really show, and Cyclizine won’t even cross my mind anymore.

I’m finding that writing and sending post is really helpful, as well as it being lovely to receive, so please comment below and I’ll be in contact for your address!

Thank you again – you know who you are. And if anyone from 8a West sees this post…thank you. Claire, Gemma, and everyone else; you made the biggest difference in particular.

Love Katie xxx

7 thoughts on “2nd (AND FINAL DETOX)”

  1. Dearest Katie,
    I’ve been thinking about you a lot over the last few weeks. I’m proud of you everyday but even more so for this recent decision. I understand how difficult it is for you but if anyone can boss it, then you can. Keep going, stay strong and remember how much of an inspiration you truly are to so many people including me!!! Big hugs xxxx


  2. Hi Katie it is so lovely to hear that you are getting better once again. Like everyone has said you are an extremely brave and strong young woman and I am in awe of you! Keep getting stronger mate, take care lots of love Andrea Stannett


  3. Hello Katie
    Just to let you know you are always in my thoughts.
    You are such a brave and strong person .
    Stay strong and on the road to feeling better .
    Take care and stay safe .
    Lots of love


  4. Hi Katie, well done for always keeping going. You do amaze me and it does remind me to dig deeper within myself with my issues and also helps my daughter whom I share your antics with. Antics is probably not the best word but it is a positive one!
    I’m happy to receive and send post the good old fashioned way! Would need your address to get started!
    Sally and Kati.


  5. Well done Katie! Onwards and upwards now – you really are such an inspiration to the rest of us. Much love xxxx


  6. Hi Katie, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – you are one amazing young lady. Stay strong sweetheart and very very proud of you.


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