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I Am An Ards Survivor

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    Lucky!

    I became ill on the september 11 2010, whilst 17 weeks pregnant. It seemed to come from nowhere one day i was fine the next i was lying fully intubated, in a drug induced coma, paralyzed fighting for my life, i remained this way for 4 weeks, going through the ards ups and downs...
    alli552 alli552 26-30, F Aug 4, 2012

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    last  year i had to have a total hysterectomy done at the age of 31.after the surgery my abdomen filled with infection. they then took me back into surgery about 4 days later. during the second surgery  i went into respiratory failure which led to ards.i was on life...
    ginapeaches ginapeaches 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 9, 2010

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