It feels totally unreal to be writing this and I would never usually post about my personal experiences, but the last two weeks have been the most eye-opening, critical weeks of my life.
I was excited to be flying to Mykonos, The day before our flight, I felt a sudden sickness and threw up. I suffer from health anxiety, so put it down to stress and carried on. The next day, I boarded the flight even though I’d been sick 4 times prior in the morning. No longer than half an hour into the flight, I collapsed, passed out and was unresponsive. I was so lucky that I had the easyJet staff who were amazing and fortunately, a consultant who was also aboard the flight as a passenger. I hope he reads this and realises he saved my life! He advised that the plane should be diverted, so they did an emergency landing in Croatia. I count my lucky blessings that this decision was made as we’ve been told that if I’d arrived at the hospital just five minutes later, I wouldn’t be here to tell my story.
After a number of scans tests and punctures, they informed Zoe that I had bacterial meningitis and sepsis. I was put into an induced coma and after 7 days, I finally came around and started to fight the infection off.
It still feels so surreal. I was a lucky one, as I was moments away from dying. The doctors said it was a miracle that I was still here.