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Septic

11:29 Jan 15 2010 kaiko's cromwells break, hnl..

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Hi, i got Septic Shock, most likely from the bacteria in the ocean, 2 years ago in January, almost died, they could never determine the exact reason, but the water is foamy and dirty alot in front of my home, though i'm a surfer.. i had surfed the week before, and gotten a sinus infection.. was on antibiotics.. had a team of 5 docs, infectious disease, etc.. kaiko's cromwells break, hnl..
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What were your symptoms? Check all that apply:: Vomiting,Diarrhea,Sinus Infection,Ear Infection,Rash
Did you see a doctor?: Yes
If treated, what was the diagnosis and treatment?: ICU Septic Shock..
How long after you were in the water did your illness symptoms start?: Next day
How many times have you been sick from the water at this beach?: More than three
How long did your illness last?: Currently sick
Will you allow Surfrider Foundation to contact you? If yes, please provide info below. This will not be shared publicly.: No

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B Clark (Apr 11 2016)
In early September 2015, I swam at Kaimana Beach 3-4 days after a sewage spill, AFTER the "all clear" sign was given for swimming, and instantly got a bad sinus infection that I think has stayed with me to some extent ever since. Antibiotics don't seem to be the right treatment. Trying to figure out the next step -- I didn't come close to dying, but I believe it has compromised my overall health. Hawaiian tourism is the goose that lays the golden egg in Hawaii, so they don't want negative press about the ocean, and yet, they keep unloading their sewage every time it rains and systems overflow, which is more and more often. There's nothing "all clear" about the ocean there anymore.
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