I was the first case of this disease here in BC, so the doctors (oncologists, etc.) had a very hard time diagnosing the disease correctly. I've had a brain scan, CAT scan, MRI, etc. which were not enough for correct diagnosis. The last procedure was the lumbar tap, which correctly diagnosed the TB meningitis.
I stayed almost six months in the hospital, from October 8, 2006 to March 31, 2007. The stroke caused some paralysis on the left-side of my body, affected my short-term memory and left me unable to walk.
It's now 2011, I'm still struggling to walk properly as my left leg/foot is perpetually stiff, numb and spastic. I can't use my left hand because the fingers are constantly cranking – it can't grab anything. I use my right hand only in everything I do. The stroke also affected my eyes! I suffered Graves’ Disease, which nearly caused some blindness. I had to have two eye surgeries to save my eyesight but I still suffer from double vision. I may have a third eye surgery in spring 2011 to correct the double vision, however I'm grateful my eyesight was saved!
Now, I have given up my wheelchair and practice walking without any aid, however wobbly and shaky, but I'm learning to walk just like a baby on his first steps. I have physiotherapy every Friday and a massage therapist every Tuesday. Both come to the house to treat me. I still take Gabapentin for my pains, and 80mgs of Baclofen for spasms. My left limbs are constantly in spasm, my left limbs are constantly causing unpleasant sensations.