On 19th April 2015, I was staying at my girlfriend’s house (I had to be told the next bit) when I started with an extremely bad headache and felt sick.
I was then transferred to the intensive care unit. The results came back. My family were told I had severe pneumococcal meningitis, and I may not survive.They were now beside themselves with worry.
I then started to have convulsions. I then went into a coma, my girlfriend called an ambulance and I was taken to the A and E department at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport. I needed to have a brain scan and a lumbar puncture.
I was very quickly treated with strong antibiotics, steroids (to reduce swelling around the brain) and other medications. I was to spend the next 4 days in a coma; my family were told it was possible I may have severe brain damage.