Hi everyone here's a little bit about me, looking for some reassurance really. On Monday 1st Feb 2016 I was rushed into hospital after having a week of headaches that gradually got worse then turned very strong and progressed to having stiff neck, fever and vomitting. I was diagnosed with vital meningitis and had 8 days in hospital. I also suffered with post lumbar puncture headaches (2 days after the lumbar puncture) by day 4 I had to go to theatre and have an epidural blood patch. Anyway tomorrow will be 2 weeks since being out of hospital and I have one week left off work on my fit to work note, however I'm feeling really anxious about going to the doctor if I need more time off. my after effects at the moment are mainly the tiredness and low energy levels. I have really been taking it easy as much as possible as my husband has been able to take carers leave meaning he's home to help with our 3 young children. I did try to do a little food shop with my husband but the bright lights noise etc made me feel really dizzy. I suppose I'm just looking for people in a similar situation reassuring me that it's ok to take time off and recover as I feel under pressure to go back(not from anyone in particular just my own conscience) Like many I never in a million years thought meningitis would effect my family and thanks to the information on meningitis now it's making my recovery a lot easier. Thank you for reading
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