Before I start just want to say that I am glad I found a forum like this because it will allow me to connect to others who suffered from meningitis.
So I got viral meningitis 9 years ago when I was 10 and I got it through a virus called the "adenovirus". I was knocked out completely unconscious for 7-8 days in hospital. My right eye (or left, not too sure) also suffered from sixth cranial nerve palsy however I recovered from it around a month after I recovered from meningitis.
Before I got meningitis, although I was young, I was one of the smart kids in class and had a lot of energy and motivation to do things. After I recovered from it, I found myself to be a completely different person.
To begin with, I lost a lot of the memories I had from before I got meningitis (e.g. whenever family or friends would bring up old memories I would never remember them). I now have quite bad short term memory.
I am also so demotivated to work or study or do productive things. I'm not sure if this is anything to do with it however I feel it might be. I know I'm capable of doing really well however I just can't bring myself to be productive.
I also have terrible concentration and I was never like this before and I know this was an effect of having meningitis. I space out during lectures and during conversations. Even if I was to have a short conversation with someone I would still somehow space out unwillingly.
So my question is; how do you guys cope with things like these? My biggest concern is my concentration and my memory. Do you do anything to help yourself stay focused and motivated or do you have any tips?