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This week here on  my Back to You blog, 'CIBS - could it be sepsis' - the important questions everyone needs to know about.

Why? Cos one of my close family was in intensive care recently and it shocked us to the core that it could happen so fast. one minute she's a bit poorly, sleeping a lot and feeling fluey. The next, she's having convulsions, her heart rate is 166 per minute, and her lips are turning blue.

Sepsis comes on really fast, and timing is everything. The doctor in the High Dependency Unit, where she went first, said we got there in the right window for treatment. in other words, any later and it could have been very different.

 Sadly several stories from others who responded when I posted online about it, feature victims who were not so lucky. The Facebook post and their stories is here - add to it if you want - 

go here to read the Facebook post with others' scary stories of suffering at the hands of sepsis.

And here is the article I posted - a horrible story of a swift demise of a healthy person.

plus loads of links to more info.

go here to read the scary article all about how fast sepsis takes over - and what to watch out for.

Please read it, please share, and always ask the important questions so many people still don't even know they don't know - #couldItBeSepsis. If your share helps save even one person from the agony so many go through when they find out if they'd only got there sooner things could have been different, it's worth the share. Isn't it?

best wishes#debs

ps do post your stories on the facebook post above so i dont' miss any. Or email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

other links -

UK Sepsis Trust

1,000 children a year were dying from it in the UK.

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Well I always say 'what a week' but this one was another 'WHAT a week!' and not for all the right reasons.

Over on my Back to You blog, 'CIBS - could it be sepsis' - the important questions everyone needs to know about.

Why? Cos one of my close family was in intensive care recently and it shocked us to the core that it could happen so fast. one minute she's a bit poorly, sleeping a lot and feeling fluey. The next, she's having convulsions, her heart rate is 166 per minute, and her lips are turning blue.

Sepsis comes on really fast, and timing is everything. The doctor in the High Dependency Unit, where she went first, said we got there in the right window for treatment. in other words, any later and it could have been very different.

 I write about it over on my Back to You blog this week, with several links, and sadly several stories from others who responded when I posted online about it.

Please read it, please share, and always ask the important questions so many people still don't even know they don't know - #couldItBeSepsis. If your share helps save even one person from the agony so many go through when they find out if they'd only got there sooner things could have been different, it's worth the share. Isn't it?

CIBS - could it be sepsis? Read the full blog here. (to come)

other news

Book of the week - is a fantastic new second in series from my pal Carolyn Mahony. The Jagged Line is the second Harry Luscombe thriller, and well worth a read on kindle - more here.

Medical Detection Dogs' HQ was the scene of a fascinating BBC Facebook live broadcast, linking with the Parkinsons Association to tell people more about the amazing new plans to detect the awful disease earlier than at present - more here

How about coming along to watch the charity concert I’m doing for Medical Detection Dogs in Devon – Torrington at the Plough Arts Centre – on Saturday September 16th ? lots of old fashioned singalong classics and songs from shows. Then on the Sunday, join us at Retreats for You for the next pop up vintage tea rooms in Sheepwash? Hope the weather will be nice and we can sit out in the garden and you could meet Daisy and Gracie! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info or buy them here.

It’ll be a bit like this – close your eyes and ignore mum’s dodgy camera work!

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOQnX_CQII0

Maybe come to Devon, find a superb B&B (we are full as band are staying) and visit our guest house/writing retreat on the sunday! Actually if you like, stay on and do the yoga and healthy eating week on Monday 18th Sept till the Friday (£410 full board inc wine if needed and supplements and a healthy gut regime)

Plus this is the second week of the Mega Draw raffle online with some super beauty prizes – it’s like another Beauty Bash all over again! Lol. Go here to get yours and as they are only a fiver, do feel free to get a second for a friend – you never know, you may be the ones winning the Alison Young phone consultation! Prizes are listed on the link!

This last week I did actually have a week off! I know!! Wonders never cease! But whilst I was away I did some cool stuff. Including this - what happened when i went to Appledore!

Find out more about the touristy bits on this week's QVC blog - here. Which also has a preview of the whole weekend's deals!

Also - here's an exclusive for this blog!... one of the few sunny days and a trip to the auction rooms in hatherleigh - i think this could become a weekly thing! 

And I managed to win (win?) this lot - ancient 1890s magazines, which will provide me with some super original source material for the fashions and news of the day, just prior to the period in which my latest book French or Dutch, is set. Can't wait to pick them up!

 

RFY news - incl new courses - inc retreats west one next year - click here- and two new yoga retreats this September and October. Plus Sara Sarre, the brilliant editor with agent connections, is back next year too - more here if you'd like to come!

Early Bird order links - Here's the link to this Sunday's Laura Geller Today's Special value and I must say it's the best set ever, IMO! go here to get yours now!

 HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

best wishes

Debs

x

ps - RFY gets featured on Queen of Retreats site. Ella from QoR came along in April and gave us the most glowing review! more here.

And we've also made the top ten for writing retreats! A new review blog has listed my lovely guest house in Devon in the Top Ten in an international summary of the best places to go to write. Thing is, you can also come to just chill! Or bodyblade or craft or whatever! Very chuffed I was! Go here to read all the info about it - and do come! 21st Aug is full now, but we've got another special QVC viewers week, 2nd October ! 

- here is the link to the free short story I posted on my website. go here to read 'the Jolly Lodger' - based on a shaggy dog story....

 -  Tickets are Released for my Concert in Devon on September 16thTalking of updates,Go here to read more about the night, and if you can, come down for the weekend. The Plough in Torrington is lovely, and a proper little arts venue with lots of concerts etc. Then the next day, we’ll be opening Retreats for You, my guest house in Sheepwash, for the Sunday afternoon too, for a vintage tea rooms event, so come down and meet us all!

Also -  Fancy a Stay in Devon? Would you like to come down? I’ve got a new date for QVC viewers,  if you are one, and fancy a fab full board stay – you can inspect the new kitchen and decide if Daisy and Gracie have indeed got trimmer! Go to retreatsforyou.co.uk or just email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  . It’s 2nd October can include wholesome food – and wine! £90 pppn if you book soon – do come?

- That blog on emotional bullying  is worth reading – click here – it’s now had nearly 6700 views and am very glad it’s helping so many people when they find out they’re not alone. Do have a read and share it.

 -  check out all my paperbacks together! Very proud. More about how to get your copy is here

 

 

Ps my new Till the Fat Lady Slims book is now out on Amazon here, and there’s such an amazing support system on Facebook on theTTFLS group here - do come join us!

 

for info about my paperbacks and ebooks for sale now, go here 

 

 

 

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