Hi My name is Julie. I was born in London UK and now live in Sheffield South Yorkshire UK. I have a condition Idiopathic intracranial Hypertension(IIH) and DEC 2012 I was admitted to hospital for emergency surgery to my abdomen. It turned out that my bowel perforated due to faecal peritonitis. During the surgery my spleen had to be removed as it had been cut and couldn't be stopped bleeding. I subsequently got septicaemia. My original condition- IIH required a VP shunt with a pipe which went down from my brain to my abdomen, that had to be removed to prevent infection going up to my brain. I had to have further surgery to my eyes for my IIH to do what my shunt was doing. I was in a poor state. In fact I was critical and nearly died.I am so lucky to be here. I am only just back at work after months and months of recovery. I never heard of diverticulitis before and had never had an attack before or since. I am told I have diverticulitis disease, but I can eat anything without problems.So I think that attack what a huge stress attack. I am working at losing more weight, to build my strength again and to get more healthy. I have more surgery which II put back to January to reverse the stoma. I need to be strong healthy and fit to get through that surgery. The last lot of surgery really took it out of me. Anyways hello everyone - I hope to learn a few thing from you all. Julie x
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