Meningitis in your words

C.J.'s story

  • Location: England
  • Categories: Viral
  • Age: Adult 25-59
  • Relationship: Self
  • Outcome: Recovery with after effects
  • After effects: Memory loss

I had viral meningitis about a year ago. It seems like it came out of nowhere. I was having a normal day, then I got a headache so bad I couldn't stand any light, I got the chills and vomited.

My wife called 911 and I went to the E.R and had a spinal tap done. They gave me some prescriptions and sent me home. 

"It seems like it came out of nowhere. "

I thought I was fine until I noticed my back continually hurting, having headaches every day and, no matter how hard I try, I can't concentrate on anything.

I'm trying not to allow meningitis to affect my quality of life, but it's hard when you can't even remember the things you once enjoyed.

It is comforting to know that I'm not dealing with this on my own, and I'm determined to live life to the fullest in spite of this debilitating issue.