Meningitis in your words

Tenaya King's story

  • Categories: Bacterial meningitis
  • Age: Adult 25-59
  • Outcome: Recovery with after effects
  • After effects: Hearing problems
Tenaya King
I was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis when I was 2wks old I spent the next 6m in the hospital.

All my life I've had difficulty concentrating. Whenever I've caught just a simple cold it has always turned into much worse. I developed asthma as well.

I've since had viral meningitis at age 19 and bacterial meningitis twice at the age of 22 and again at 27. since the last episode I have had problems but only on the right side of my body. Two lumbar fusions, three labrum repairs on my (r) hip, planter fascia release on my (r)foot, metatarsal surgery of my second toe on my (r) foot, surgery on my right wrist.

I suffer from migraines, memory loss, chronic pain in my r eye.

Tenaya King
January 2022

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