I am now home resting from a bout of bacterial meningitis. I was in the hospital for 8 days. They said if I hadn't come in the day I did I would have died the next day! Great news to hear! This happened after a few surgeries on my back which included putting in and taking out a spine pain pump. This was very hard for me because the pain pump had set me from from years of taking opiates and being in constant pain in my low back from a fall. Evidently my pump got infected and went into my spinal fluid. The drs said they had never seen such weird organisms before. I cried for days when I found out I was to lose my freedom from pain as I was feeling so good. I had a new kease on life. I could do things with my grandkids again! My husband and I could have a love life...then the meningitis showed up and tore my life apart. Well to say the least I am in the throws of trying to rest. To sleep. To eat. To keep from being utterly depressed. They said I could have another pain pump in 6 months to a year if it all goes well. I really want it to work out so badly. I have 7 beautiful grandchildren and now that I'm back on opiates again I can't do much plus recovery of a few months for the meningitis. I have my faith in God which keeps me positive and gives me hope. This is a beautiful community. We have nothing like this in the USA. Our medical system is much different here too. My surgeon is so wonderful and kind. He knew how much I'd gone through that he actually came by my house to take out my sutures from my surgery! Amazing huh!! Well this is all new to me so it has been a lot of help to hear your stories although I haven't heard any Bacterial Meningitis stories. Would love to hear your stories but sorry you are going through it. What kind of diets are you on? I suppose I can look that up. Blessings to you all. Cloudlover in KCMO USA
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