I have to admit this, but I am not a nurse...nor am I a nursing student. I gave birth to my first child 2 years ago when I developed an amniotic fluid embolism (the doctors aren't sure). I had to have an emergency hysterectomy, and my kidneys and lungs failed. I was put into a medically-induced coma while on continuous dialysis. After my kidneys came back, I was in the hospital for another month due to blood clots, muscle deterioration, and a mysterious fever. When I went home, I scoured the internet looking up information on DIC and for other women who have experienced this. There are 2 reasons for my posting on here:
1. To let all the nurses know that you do make a big difference on your patients. Most of mine were great...very kind and patient with me.
2. To maybe connect with anyone else who has experienced DIC.
I have been thinking of volunteering in a hospital. I think my experience could help other women (only experience advice--never any medical advice). It would've been a great help talking with another woman who had DIC...how they have coped with it, how you still experience side effects 2 years later. Does anyone have any advice on how to go about this? Does anyone have any experience with DIC or patients who have had DIC? I was thinking about meeting with a head nurse (called a charge nurse?) about my situation and maybe giving my phone number to other women who may want to talk with me.