It was a completely normal flight, during which a twelve-kilometer route through Kivokltsk awaited us. While we were driving, we had five kilometers behind us and a slight climb followed on an uneven surface. I had trekking poles, which was tough because it was sliding.

But suddenly I got sick. My shoe slipped on my leg and despite trying to stop it, I fell face down on the ground. I felt a sharp pain in my left thigh as the sharp point of a mud stick stuck into it, and the whole place was covered in blood.

The others immediately stopped and tried to help me. They questioned me, clamped my limb and called the emergency services.

In the meantime, however, my head began to spin and the pain poured down. One of the bees asked me if I was chained against tetanus, because the head was wet and quite strong even in the year. I realized that it had been quite a while since the last shackle. I never looked for these things much, I was angry with myself, but it was too late.

Weeks in pain

However, we were not deep in the forest and help reached them within twenty minutes. But I drank it like a wedding. The rescuers rushed in, fixed the wound and quickly loaded me into the ambulance. After going to the hospital, I got a shot against tetanus and went straight to the hospital. When I woke up in the room after the operation, everything hurt.

The doctors found out that I had indeed contracted tetanus, it wasn’t caused by the head in the morning, but it cut the end of the walking stick. That’s why they immediately put on my head to prevent the birth of an infection. After a few days, Pesto’s health worsened.

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I had a strong chest muscle, which made it difficult for me to open my mouth. As it gradually spread over the whole area. I was constantly in great pain, and my eyes had to be twisted. The pain lasted for about two weeks.

Zanm again

My head gradually started to take over, and for the next few weeks I didn’t feel so much as a result of tetanus. The legs and the pains disappeared and I was sent home. I had to eat and slowly returned to my normal life.

It’s been over a year since I’ve been home. However, I’m not completely independent and I can’t handle a long distance walk.

It’s getting dark, and I’ll be fully healthy and I’ll be able to hit the trail again with the club. At that time in the forest I had tst. I think that without quick first aid it could have turned out very badly. I’ll be careful on the traps and especially look at the shackle!

About the disease

MD Michal Lazk, practical lka

Tetanus is an acute life-threatening infectious disease affecting the nervous system. You come to him even after small, but deep and closed wounds, especially if it was a harmless fall or if it remains in the morning outside the body. Symptoms of infection appear on the 3rd and 30th day after infection and include painful muscle pain, which first affects the upper muscles and the muscles of the face, then gradually the muscles of the stomach, back and hips. Do not follow the generalized cough that can occur in the state of the breath. The disease is accompanied by fever and sweating. The regulation of blood pressure and women’s heart activity is also affected.

The best prevention is shackles. Children up to the age of 18 are chained with 5 doses against tetanus. In general, it is not mandatory for shackles, but it is recommended once every 15 years, and for people over 60, then every 10 years. Many people ignore prevention and the consequences of tetanus infection can be fatal for them.