I was wondering if anyone could give me some feedback of my wife's recent bacterial meningitis battle:
She spent one week in intensive care, four days in the regular wing of the hospital, and has been home since October 21.
Our concern is about the feelings associated with the headache post-treatment from the hospital and dizziness.
She generally doesn't feel like herself. She has days of varying headaches: most days are migraines, with no particular stimulus that is a specific trigger.
Quite often, she comments that she feels "hollow" or having a feeling from the chest up, that comes and goes, of a severe, paralyzing pain. It goes from the chest to the top of her head.
The dizziness makes her world swirl around her while she is up and about. Today, for example, was our grandson's pre-K Thanksgiving Day luncheon; she was dizzy, fell on her bottom in the school's cafeteria. Her blood pressure was high, so she took part of her high blood pressure meds and some most of her other meds. She was NOT prescribed anything for the headaches by the hospital upon discharge, or her physician during the follow-up.
Can anyone relate? If so, what do you do just to get by, or feel better? We do understand that time is the biggest factor for the meningitis to heal, but we would also like to know what we can do until said time comes.
Thank you for your input, friends!