There was an ambulance strike at the time, so I was taken in an army ambulance - obviously I have no recollection of this. The rest is only what I have been told as I have no memory of it.
I was put in isolation and the hospital called my mother to tell her I had a 50/50 chance of survival. I went into labour after a lumbar puncture and spent 10 days in hospital. I had meningitis and septicaemia.
I went home with my new baby but have no memory of any of his life until he was almost 3. I suffer still with all sorts of side effects to this day: headaches, dizziness, joint pain and fatigue, IBS and depression. Some days it’s hard to do anything. On the upside my son is 25 now and healthy.