Hello everyone, This time last year I was found by my partner unconscious and rushed to A&E where I was diagnosed with having pneumococcal meningitis. I was put in an induced coma and pumped with antibiotics. Obviously I have no recollection of my time in ICU but I was given a 50/50 chance of survival. I spent over a week in ICU and a further 2 weeks on a ward. At the time of my discharge from hospital my vision was severely impaired, I could barely walk, had no balance and no hand/eye co-ordination, severe diarrhea and sickness and totally deaf in one ear. My family and myself had no idea what to expect for the future. After visiting my GP on a number of occasions, I was told that there was little they could offer as support. My family are amazed at the improvements I have made and keep telling me how well I am doing, some days I think this way too, however, most days I am not that optimistic. I feel very lonely, worthless and a burden. Everything is such a struggle to do now. My family have been amazing and supportive, but is it "normal" to still feel so weak and exhausted and does anyone have any suggestions as to how I could start to get my mojo back. Thank you.
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