Meningitis in your words

Sarah Strawbridge's story

  • Location: England
  • Categories: Bacterial meningitis
  • Age: Adult 25-59
  • Relationship: Self
  • Outcome: Recovery with after effects
  • After effects: Co-ordination problems
Sarah Strawbridge

In 2003 I was suffering with violent headaches due to a fractured skull.

Doctors couldn't diagnose what was wrong so was sent to Southampton general hospital. I was in there a month and lost stone in weight.

I had meningitis with septicemia and nearly died from this experience. Was put in ICU after being in normal ward. 

Nowadays I suffer from the after effects of meningitis and can't do very much with this.

Sarah Strawbridge
November 2016