I have been to the extent of talking to the people and nurses that run this site, there response to my story was they thought it was incredible and I should try and share it
It all began when I was sat at the bar of the pub I own with a friend, we were talking about where a lager was made, so I to the bottle and tried to read it, I couldn't, I have 20/20 vision to the point I could read the manufacturers name on the letter board during an eye test,
We ribbed each other as you do and forgot about it, the next day I got up to go to my day job of building, all no problem, I then phoned my wife around ten o'clock and after a moment or two she told me to stop talking, I didn't understand why, she told me my speech had gone to gobbledygook, she thought I was having a stroke, I just laffed it off.
Around 11 o'clock I had an odd head ache start ( I never get head aches) . At 12 o'clock I was fitting a pipe in the wall an some how ran a knife through my hand, off to hospital I went and got my hand stitched up , I returned back to the job by which time the head ache had become worse, I call my wife and told he I was going straight to bed when I got back to the pub and didn't want to drink with anyone, by the time I got home my head was so bad, I hot undressed to go to bed and it was then I saw the rash on my right leg up to my knee, at this time I was on medication for pneumonia and after reading the instructions that night I was annoyed to see they cause a rash and to see a doc immediately, but it was to late in the day so I waited instead.
During the night my head got so bad I couldn't sleep so I took steroids that I have prescribed for self dosing for gout, these things are brilliant, they did nothing.
By the morning my head was so bad I thought it was going to explode, when I got out of bed the rash was on both legs now and up to my knees, I could barely walk, talk, see anything, I thought it was the pneumonia tables so we got to the doc's at 8 when it opened and was seen straight away, my bp was 180/135 and the rash getting worse. The doc told us to go straight to hospital and if I passed out then call the ambulance at that point because it would be the fastest way to to get help, I then spent three weeks in hospital, initially being treated for bacteria meningitis but ar day ten they managed to do a l-p with the use of x-ray, this was the tenth attempt, at this point the found raised protein in my spine which indicates virtual meningitis so was then treated for that.
So much stuff has gone in since the hospital but the biggest things are,
My speech has changed,
Memory loss is not good,
Lots of body pain,
Muscles not working
Loads of stuff
But apparently no one knows why,
I now have lost of medicine but my main tablets are to suppress my nerve system which help very well for about two weeks at a time and then the pains and problems break through
It's life changing and although two full body mri scans show nothing, neurologist tell me I may never work again.
I do what I can every day and try and manage the pain.
There's so much more I could say but as you can see, it's long enough
My biggest advice to anyone about this is to watch out for mental health, thats the secret killer of the survivors