I had meningitis when I was 18 .
Now I'm 43 and I suffer from really bad headaches.
I came back from Spain on holiday with my best friend and the next day I was at work .it was a hot day but I was so cold and couldn't stop shivering.
So my boss sat me in the canteen to see if it would pass .but it diddent .
So my dad who I worked with drove me home and I went to bed thinking it would go .
I remember my mom coming in turning on the light and it hurt so much .
So she called the doctor and he said I had i was just run down
As the day went on i was getting even worse .so my mom phoned another doctor.he came out took one look at me .
And said get him to hospital right away
I remember the guys from the ambulance carrying me down the stairs and that's it
Then I remember waking up on a hospital bed and seeing the needle they were going to use to do the lombarpunch .
I felt the niddle run against my spine .
Then I passed out .but I was later told that I died .
I lost so much weight I was 14 stone when I went in hospital and came out saying 6 stone .
I will never get rid of the headaches .I have to live with em . My wife is so understanding when I get em and she does what she can .
Well that's what happend to me I'm just so glad I'm still here .and I feel for those who lose family and loved ones who has passed from meningitis.