Hi all, I had Viral Meningitis in June this year for the 2nd time.
I have responded to a few posts on here when & where I though I could be of some help. I am struck by how many of us are struggling with the long period of time it can take to recover from this illness, doubting ourselves and probably the worst is trying to get back to work too soon. On this journey, I have encountered a couple of negative experiences in the medical field which really didn't help and took an awful lot of my energy to challenge them. However, I have had a lot of support and understanding from most for which I am incredibly grateful. Meningitis Now helpline has picked me up & helped me back on my feet a few times! I thought it would be nice to share some positive markers to give encouragement to each other. Mine is driving. It was about 4 weeks before I could drive for five minutes, 5 months later & I can drive 20 minutes. No it's not my normal ability to drive up & down the country but it is certainly progress. Also I am on a phased return to work & last week I managed a total of 9 hours. That was more than double what I could do a month ago. This post is intended as encouragement not a competition, would be nice to hear of others' progress markers.