I was so lucky how things fell for me on that day. I got to hospital really early and a specialist brain infections consultant was on duty in the hospital. My wife could have easily let me sleep that night thinking that this was a bit of “man flu”, but I think something told her that this was not quite right.
I had 5 months off work due to some concentration and memory problems but apart from that I feel physically ok. I am still scared stiff when I get a cold and tend to lose my temper a lot quicker than I used to but I feel so lucky.
I am now taking part in a study for Liverpool University Hospital, which is how I came to hear about Meningitis Research Foundation. The reason I wanted to share my story is that it could have been so different and so easily been missed and mistaken for flu.
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