Phew!! Thought I was Dying!  

rm_upforsumfun2 55M
21 posts
6/24/2006 1:57 am

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7/7/2006 11:28 pm

Phew!! Thought I was Dying!

Sorry to anyone who has been checking my blog lately but I haven't been able to update it lately- been busy with a lot of real world stuff for a week or so and then the other day I started feeling violently ill and called an ambulance because I was nauseous,sweating profusely violently sick and unable to walk properly!

As a result I was rushed to hospital and admitted for 2 days with a suspected heart attack(although I hadn't any chest pain).

Anyway the upshot was that after a blood enzyme test the doctors decided it wasn,t a Heart attack but a severe intestinal infection with symptoms that matched a lot of those of a coronary, and I was eventually discharged.

Strangely enough only a day after my discharge there was an item on UK tv news about millions of Cadbury's chocolate bars being recalled due to suspected salmonella contamination- (the only thing I had eaten in the hours prior to my symptoms was a few pieces of a bar of Cadbury's chocolate!

I phoned a helpline set up by Cadbury's and informed them of my experiences and they said the would send me a prepaid envelope to return the remains of the chocolate bar for testing and that the would refund the purchase price!

I said ok but I would retain a piece of the chocolate for independant evidence in case of a dispute over liability for my illness and told them that the hospital had taken a stool sample from me for testing!

Apparantly the contamination is a very rare strain of salmonella so if that's what shows up in my stool sample- Cadbury's beware!

The upshot of all this is that I am feeling a lot better now but am furious that Cadbury apparently knew about this problem in January 2006 and have only just done something about it!

By the way - Any good lawyers out there?

countryheart_71 45F
8082 posts
6/25/2006 10:37 am

Glad to know that you are still with us! Hugs!


rm_upforsumfun2 replies on 6/25/2006 3:38 pm:
Thanks for the kind words!- It'll take more than a bad tummy bug to finish me off!

LilSquirt_4mfm 67M/67F
3394 posts
6/28/2006 12:37 pm

wow ..... what a scare!!!

can relate some, in that i got hit with typhoid in the Filippines ... didnt know what it was, but was convinced my inside were actually going to kill me

sure glad you are ok now ... hopefully with no carryover problems from your experience.

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