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Viral spinal meningitis

Posted by tim henley on 06 April 2012

I was 20 and am still having pains from this sickness in my head its been 6 months since i was diagnosed i was in the hospital for a week had a spinal tap and couldn't walk for a week too much pain i'm now 21 and my head pain just comes and goes any ideas what could help

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lack of support

Posted by Charm Tinn on 05 April 2012

I was diagnosed with meningitis on 8th March, but i couldn't be told if it was viral, or bacterial and where it had come from. I have been out of hospital for 3 weeks now and it is still extremely hard for me to do anything for myself. I am 32 years old and usually very active. I have a daughter who is 4 and we do everything together, but not since i got ill. I have a partner, who is not the father of my child and the relationship is a year old. Cracks were starting to show, but suddenly today i was told that they no longer wish to be my carer...

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The Dumfries Strictly fundraiser story so far

Posted by Patsy Pattie on 04 April 2012

Hi, I lost my son 13 years ago to meningitis and one way that helps me cope is to fundraise in David's memory. Seven years ago we struck on the idea of a local "celebrity" Strictly Come Dancing" event. £221k later Dumfries is still hungry for it's Strictly event. Much fun has been had and many friendships have formed. Mary Millar has asked us to send her a DVD for her to present at the National meeting tomorrow (Wednesday 29th February 2012) in Bristol. We would appreciate this being linked in time for the...

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