Another big battle with an after effect is how my brain works, in terms of spelling or talking. Before being taken ill, I had started to build my perfect life and working so hard to achieve my goals. Now, I struggle to write, I struggle with spelling and constructing a sentence. Speech is also an issue, sometimes I don't make sense, I could be talking and use a random word in the sentence without realising.
Headaches are a concern to me now, every time I experience a different type of headache I worry myself and when I have these headaches, my after effects worsen. My memory is limited and I can't speak properly.
Not only am I suffering with the after effects of the disease, I am also struggling with the damage the treatment has caused me. During my stay in hospital, I had many cannulas inserted, which caused my veins to collapse and tissue to become damaged. I have little to no grip in my hands sometimes which really affects me when it comes to doing my job.
I am currently waiting for an appointment with a neurologist to help me deal with the aftermath and I'm doing all I can to continue with reaching my goals in life. I am so thankful for the help and support Meningitis Research Foundation has given me and reassured me everything I'm going through is normal. Meningitis awareness needs raising. If a doctor couldn't even recognise the symptoms then how could anybody else?