It is one year down the line this month after a terrible experience of bacterial Meningitis. I have had every nasty experiences within these previous 12months. I have had
Ischaemic hands secondary to Septicaemia
Gangrenous feet secondary to Septicaemia
Pericarditis secondary to Septicaemia X2
Bilateral Loss of hearing secondary to Septicaemia
Multiple debridements on my feet ( x11 )
Reconstructive surgeries with gracilis muscles
Bilateral Cochlear implant surgeries
9 months of extended hospitalization
My girl friend dumped me
I lost my job because I would be unfit to continue with it
While in the hospital my apartment was broken into by burglars
I lost all my valuables
I lost my apartment due to my newly acquired disabilities and could not pay.
One year on, I am still counting my woes, have had 52 out patients appointments between 3 hospitals. I am yet struggling to walk and take care of myself. But I am still alive. I am still hopeful and enthusiastic with life. I refused to surrender. All these horrible experiences could not kill my dreams and aspirations in life. They made me stronger. I am a tough cookie. I don't know what failure is. I am beaten down but I know I will rise again. It's only time will tell. God knows that I Will survive.