Tory Pereira- Sepsis Survivor
Copyright © 2015
It felt like magic being in the comfort of my own home after being bedridden in Vegas hospital for 25 days. Cuddling up with my blanket, in my clothes, with the smells of incense and candles was right where I wanted to be. I was so blessed to be out of the hospital, and home safely from Vegas.
My mom started washing all of my clothes that were in my suitcase from my business trip. She wanted to wash off all of the bad vibes and I didn’t blame her.
When I went into cardiac arrest and arrived at the hospital on February 1, 2016 I was wearing leggings, black boots, a black shirt with a plaid shirt over it.
The craziest thing happened when my mom washed all of my clothes and pulled them out of the washing machine. My plaid shirt I wore during my cardiac arrest, was now torn and ripped from every stream. It was also covered in a red color which looked like blood to me. It did not enter the washing machine with anything on it but awful memories of excruciating pain, cardiac arrest and me fighting for my life. My black shirt was cut straight down the middle. These shirts witnessed it all.
All of the other clothes were totally fine. My parents have a nice washing machine so it hardly ever ruins clothes. That was very scary. But it was a clear sign to me, to leave everything in the past and move forward with your beautiful life today. I didn't know what life had in store for me. I had very little hope until my friend shared this bible verse with me while I was in recovery and now it is my guide through life:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” - Jeremiah 29:11
Thank you everyone so much for reading about my Septic Shock Story! My purpose of sharing my story is to raise awareness of SEPSIS and it's signs and symptoms so if anyone suspects they have SEPSIS, then they know to go to the hospital immediately. There is no time to waste! Have an awesome week. God Bless!
Peace and Love,