Up until April my life was full of work, homelife, and lots of outside activities. Wow, that changed in a matter of hours. In the middle of the night I woke up with a blinding headache, and after 2 days of misdiagnosis, on the 3rd trip to the ER they confirmed I had bacterial meningitis. I had heard of it, but didn't know alot about it. I just thought, "OK, get rid of this pain, get me some antibiotics & get me back home and back to work." BIG NO! Did not work out that way. I am blessed that I lived through it. I am blessed that I didn't go septic and lose limbs/extremities, eyesight, hearing, organ failure. But I have been left with invisible disabilities that are really getting me down. Constant headaches, neck and spine pain, muscle pain, memory loss. Any activity or stress worsens the symptoms. I can't work or enjoy the activities I use to be able to do. I can't enjoy social gatherings. Noone understands. They want me to be the old me and get aggrevated with me. Especially my family. I've always been the strong one. The one that took care of everything. Now I just can't. My love for and faith in God helps me tremendously, but I find myself getting sadder and angrier at the people around me more lately, and not knowing where or what to do from here.
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