I had bacterial meningitis when I was 27 and my first baby was just four months old. I was living in H.K. and spent 2 weeks in hospital. I did not got into a coma but was drifting in and out of consciousness for a few days. It took almost a year to recover and regain the weight I lost.
I am now 53 and have almost no side effects. I think my memory is not nearly as good as others and I find difficulty with sense of direction and finding the right words.
I have written this to give hope to some people and show that thankfully some people go on to lead a normal life. I went on to have another three children.
Good luck to everyone reading this and as I recently discovered when undergoing chemotherapy for bowel cancer remember everyone is different and reacts differently to their illness.
Posted in by Dorothy B on 19 August 2012