I had been feeling unwell for a while putting it down to the flue type symptoms that were going around. On wed 20th May 2013 unusually for me (I am always hot) I could not stop my teeth from chattering I was shaking with cold and had a violent headache I started to be sick. The next day I continued to feel worse and decided to see if a bath would warm me up and I noticed I was covered in a rash.
I quickly rang my husband to come home to take me to the Dr as I thought it was Meningitis. While I was waiting I packed my bag and got my medication and repeat list ready expecting to be sent to hospital. The duty nurse told me I did not have meningitis but had a winter vomiting virus. So I went home and continue to be unwell, that is the last I remember until Monday late afternoon.
Apparently in the evening my husband came to check on me and my eyes started to roll and I collapsed in my hall. A friend from church happened to ring my husband at that moment so he was able to ask for prayer support. On being admitted to hospital they put me straight on antibiotics and into an induced coma while they started to do tests. Although my husband gave them all my info and meds I was admitted as an unknown patient. My daughter had taken my husband to hospital in her car and it took them two hours to find me.
On Saturday after they had done a lumber puncher they tried to wake me up, but I did not wake until Monday late afternoon. I had double vision and did not have the strength to turn over or move up the bed. By Wednesday they had removed the oxygen all the tubes except one, and I got out of bed and by the evening I managed to walk to the toilet with help.
I was moved out of critical care onto a ward the next evening, I asked to see a consultant about my vision but told as it was Easter no one was on duty and to see my Dr after Easter. I was discharged after my last antibiotic early evening on Good Friday.
My double vision went about two weeks ago, my headaches are getting less, but mood swings and Oh so very very tired. There had been a prayer conference at my church the Saturday I was in hospital followed by a 24/7 week of prayer. Many churches around the world are praying for me and I thank God for my good recovery.