As the day went by I kept getting more red marks on my legs and when it got to about 10.30 I told my partner I wanted to go to A and E. We waited for about an hour and about an hour after that I was sent to ICU.
I remember being hooked up to a drip and having my blood taken and one of the doctors suspected meningitis so I was put on antibiotics and we hoped for the best.
I woke up and my arms and legs were completely covered in the angry purplish red "rash".
I remained in ICU for 5 days, hospital for a month and a care centre for another month. I was diagnosed with meningococcal disease and septicaemia type C, an extremely rare combination of meningitis and septicaemia.
Luckily for me I was left only with scars on my arms and legs. My nerves are still affected. I can’t stand for very long and I suffer from stabbing and burning pains in my feet. It also left me with an under-active thyroid. It has really made life painful and difficult. I can’t just walk to the shop or do normal things without being in pain. I take so much medication every day and I have to do physic every day.
I’m on the home stretch of recovery and I thank the doctors and the Arch Angel Michael that I saw when I was dying that I am alive, God is most certainly real.