The Dr in the ICU only gave me a 50/50 chance of living as my temp spiked to 110 before they were able to get it down, back to 105 that lasted for 2 days. He said I had even more of a chance of waking up without major brain damage. My family was horrified, I have two young children and a husband that I could not imagine living the rest of their lives without their mother/lifelong best friend. My husband and parents did not leave my side the entire time, the longest my husband left was for 30 mins to eat and shower. They had to put me in a medically induced coma for 3 1/2 days in the ICU and kept me there for another 3 days after I had awakened from the coma.
Here I am 3 weeks later with so much head/neck/back pain I can hardly stand it. Plus the Dr had to perform a spinal tap while I was out, which I can still feel. My doctors have given me the weakest painkillers (tramadol) that do not really help with the pain. I have massive anxiety, partially due to the fact that I have nearly lost all of my short term memory. I cannot go out in the sun unless I have my darkest sunglasses on and have false sensations of what I describe as hot water in random places on my body and am very uncoordinated, another thing that is very frustrating for me as I've always had such a strong healthy body before this happened.