Meningitis in your words

Paula Richardson's story

  • Location: England
  • Categories: Viral
  • Age: Adult 25-59
  • Relationship: Self
  • Outcome: Recovery with after effects
  • After effects: Headaches
Paula Richardson
I had viral meningitis in 2010 and it was the scariest thing I have ever had to experience. I think about it all the time, just thinking that it will come back.

"It was the scariest thing I have ever had to experience"

I would not have thought it could have happened to me and I was still naive when the doctors diagnosed me with it.

I now have really bad headaches and my back is always sore with shooting pains through it. I hope that I don’t have to go through that ever again, not only for me but for my family.

Paula Richardson
March 2012