Meningitis in your words

Alan Barr's story

  • Location: UK
  • Categories: Bacterial meningitis
  • Age: 60+
  • Outcome: Recovery with after effects
  • After effects: Hearing problems
I had an operation for a rare brain type tumour called a acoustic nuroma which was a success. However I was unlucky in that I caught an severe infection in hospital which turned out to be meningitus ( I'm not sure what type). Fortunately I was in the right place and had a lumber drain done plus intravenous drip for antibiotics.

My recovery has been slow and still ongoing. I neede physio therapy on discharge from hospital hard to say if it was due to the operation or meningitus. I have degraded hearing now so I wear hearing aids. Also took early retirement which helped my health.               

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