Hello i am new here, i recently have been a but confused and need some advice. I had meningitis c at the age of 19, i spent 3 days in reanimation between life and death. I was very lucky to survive and i feel blessed. After i got conscious again i stayed a while in post reanimation for care. The doctors told me i had no sign of after effects and that i should recover just fine. I took their word and i have never seen a specialist afterwards.
I am now 20 years old and in good health but recently I noticed that my memory feels like deterioring. It feels like i can't recall informations and when i listen to someone i can sometimes instantly forget what the person was saying. I also feel that my speech isn't as good as it use to, i sometimes can't put my thoughts into words i'm getting lost in my words and can't explain properly what i want say. All this is really frustrating.
As i was told i had no after effects i thought it was a lack of mind practice or that i wasn't healthy enough. For a year after i got meningitis i spoke very little about it i just wanted to move on. Only this year i started to fundraise for meningitis now and wanted to spread awareness. By talking with other people who went through meningitis and reading other informations it made me realize that what i thought was a lack of mind practice might be after effects..
I feel really confused and a bit scared, i havent talk about this to my family or friends because i don't want to worry them without really knowing what is going on. I feel that if i had consequent after effects i should of notice way before or that a doctor would of told me ? Does anyone know about a similar situation ? I don't know what i should do and I would love to have someone's advice.