Other people's stories

In this section, we've looked back at what other patients have asked us or told us about their time on the general wards. We've picked out the most common things and provided some examples. We hope that hearing that what you're going through is common or normal provides you with some reassurance.

 

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Article: Weight loss

Patients can lose a lot of weight during their time in Intensive Care (sometimes up to 20% of their weight on admission) and often have issues with eating after transfer to the general wards. This can happen for many reasons; some are physical, some psychological and others are to do with hospital routine (eg being presented with food at very different times to when you would normally eat).Eating enough and well is an important part of your recovery.Your dietitian will do her/his best...