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Severe hypothermia and frostbite, leg pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 2, 2013
  • 07:49 PM

I wanted to share my story of severe hypothermia and frostbite I got almost 4 weeks ago and how lucky i am to still be alive !

So I went out clubbing that night, it was a very cold and windy night. Temperature was around -20ºC or -4ºF. I did a very bad thing and mixed amphetamine with alchohol ! I had couple beers and 2x 150ml of whisky and that`s the last thing i remember. Next day i wake up in the intesive care unit after 13h of coma , they said that i was found laying unconcious in the snow early in the morning. My body temperature was 25ºC or 77ºF, pressure unmessurable and heart rate around 35, so they started internal and external rewarming . After 13h of rewarming i got out of coma. I had 2nd degree frostbitten fingers, and my legs all the way down from the knee lost feeling, but didn`t develop any blisters.

I have hard time walking now, cause i can`t move my feet upwards to make a normal step, and now from yesterday my lower leg muscles are in pain when I move. Any ideas why they hurt?

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