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Posted by NIa Wingate on 04 August 2012
Hi, I was hospialized at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta Ga with bacterial meningitis at 6 months in 1974. A young doctor in his twenties, who was a student doctor performed a procedure on me, that saved my life, which his superviisor did not want him to perform. My mother told me his name, but I forgot. My hair was shaved off, I was paralyzed on the right side of body making me use my left side more, and I had tubes in and out my body. which was painful for my family members to see a tiny soul fighting for her life. I was known on the...
Posted by Miriam Carroll on 30 July 2012
I had bacterial meningitis 3 times at age 3, 4 & 9. I also a bout of septecemia somewhere inbetween. I have been suffering with lots of ailments but not all together. Some of the ailments during my teens included Fight & flight issues, severe headaches, aches and pains, acne, constipation, depression and an inability to concentrate. I lost the hearing in my left ear on the 2nd bout and at 17 started to lose my hearing in my right ear, with the onset of tinitis, asthma and hayfever. During my 20s I suffered from chronic depression ...
Posted by Jenny Malone on 16 July 2012
My son had meningicoccal meningitis at age 4 and is now almost 14. I am just finding out through this website that his learning difficulties are likely a result of his illness. He also seems to take forever to get over colds and other small ailments, he has aches and pains and seems to crash and burn after exercise. Sometimes he ends up in bed for days with fatigue and has even lost feeling in his legs after a cold only to return 48 hours later. I am wondering if there is a link with chronic fatigue and meningitis?
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