I am a 23 year old male,
who for the last two years I have spent more time in hospital than I have at home.
I am as of yet undiagnosed.
Two years ago in April my life took dangerous turns and spiralled downwards. The break down of my health starting by vomiting every meal I ate and every drink I swallowed, and no one could find out why and that led to my potassium levels severely dropping. Hundreds of hospital admissions and uncountable medical tests couldn’t determine what was going on. I chatted with physiatrists to rule out anorexia and any other mental health issues, they were all ruled out as possibilities. I don’t have mental issues with eating as you all know I love to eat and drink it is a hobby of mine. It was a Wednesday and blue was at work and I had tiff we went out for the day and came back late in the evening with my grandfather, we had a cracking day out. Grandad left and drive of in to the distance and Blue would have been home minutes later, when all of a sudden I collapsed it to a heap of skin and bone and couldn’t move my chest felt like it was being crushed by death himself I could barely breath and my legs were frozen stiff (like Olaf). It was a miracle itself that Blue came home when she did, she rang 999 right away and performed CPR on me using my rib cage as a steel drum. BANG,BANG,BANG, and then it happened I saw the other side I’m sure of it. It was so peaceful and dreamy like nothing on this earth, to only be brought back down by my queen saving my life, I still can’t recall it all to this day but I’m sure that’s not a bad thing. The ambulance were swiftly at the door running through all the rigmarole that they do. Canula fitted, pain relief administered, stretcher laid out, in ambulance and away we go. I woke up in ICU not sure what was going on on who anybody was, My neck had a central line with an octopus of canulas attached to it, an NG tube going in to my nose and down to my stomach. it was all a blur if I’m honest, but I shall never forget eating something and violently vomiting everywhere and up came the NG tube at this point I burst out crying and feeling ashamed and embarrassed but I couldn’t help it I was a wreck. In and out of hospital for months after that a
i cannot keep food or drink down without vomiting it straight back up (they’ve ruled out anorexia and any other mental health issues)
but the sickness has made me lose 6stone and put me in ICU Four times from malnutrition and dehydration and dangerously low potassium which got down to 1.2
i also suffer with dangerously low potassium levels which when too low cause heart failures, your potassium is meant to be at 3.5/4.5 but mine drops quickly down to 1.4/1.3 and that causes heart failures, I’ve unfortunately had 4 of them and the constant low potassium is causing strain on my heart and it cannot Cope with it, and will eventually collapse under the pressure and may not be restarted. I can no longer take certain medication beca
are damaging my heart beyond relain
its been a tough two years in and out of hospital and not seeing my family grow I have two children which I adore but the way things are going I won’t have the opportunity to see them grow up.
The money raised is going to go towards private healthcare in LA the cedars-Sinai medical centre, where they hope to perform a stomach transplant and possibly a heart transplant which will in effect save my life, any money donated will go straight to this cause I am grateful for any donations you can all give. I just wish to be there and watch my girls grow up. m