Partially deaf I was discharged on 30th June but I am partially deaf as a result of the disease, my balance has been affected and I get exhausted so easily. I feel very anxious and paranoid, get daily headaches and avoid social situations.
I have to have an operation to repair the base of my skull to prevent me from getting the disease again. I take penicillin long term and I had three lumbar punctures within a month when I was in hospital - not pleasant!”
I know it's early days and people have been affected far worse than myself but this is a terrible disease and more people need to know about the effects and symptoms of it.
Moving on I had an operation to repair the CSF leak and the surgeon believes it was a success. I actually ended up back in hospital for two weeks as I contracted meningitis through the 4 hour operation.
It’s been a long road but I’m getting there and I’m now nearly 7 months pregnant. Expecting a little girl. I feel so very lucky to be alive and starting a family.
My heart goes out to the ones who aren’t so lucky with this terrible disease