At a subsequent outpatient visit, he was surprised that I was back at work already, two months after the problem. He also told me that my granddaughter was probably the cause – bless her!
I feel thankful that my meningitis could have been a whole lot worse than it was and that I have relatively few side effects. I occasionally get a very painful, short-lasting headache out of the blue and my temperature is now generally lower than it was before the illness but that’s about it.
I now have the experience of meningitis to add what was recently found to have been herpes simplex encephalitis, (destroying part of my brain and leading to epilepsy from the ages of 17 to 44) at the age of 20 months!
I am very grateful for the information sent to me by the Foundation on my discharge from hospital and for the helpful advice given when I needed to check up about my lowered temperature.
Written by: Trevor John Newsome