Thursday, 17 October 2013

Meningitis ~ 14 weeks

It's exactly 14 weeks since I sat here and posted about how I was worrying about my partner and today we had our first discussion about that day. It was brief and I shed a tear, but it's the first time I've felt I could revisit it. I've not read the blog posts since I posted them.

My partner now is 'normal' in almost every way. He falls asleep some afternoons and evenings after work, but rarely, and he used to do that anyway. He does complain of feeling tired a lot, and I think that feeling is with him most of the time, but even so he stays up until 1am at weekends watching movies with me. He can beat me at games again and he really can problem-solve just as I'd expect.

He still has pain in his arms and legs and jokes about needing a wheelchair, but he really could do with a stick some days because he limps and winces. One day he'll actually go to his Doctor and ask about it, rather than just keep on saying he will.

There's really nothing more to report. I'm sure I'll have forgotten something, but it is incredibly positive. We're still hopeful that the physical pain will lessen, and that sometime soon he'll have a time when he doesn't feel so tired, but we can live our lives again and do all the stuff we want to do. It's a good thing.


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  1. Good to hear that he is recovering, now you just need to get fixxed too!

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    1. I'm getting there! The last 5 or 6 days my leg has been far less painful and virtually all the swelling has gone now :)

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  2. oh wow, this really warms my heart. I'm so so pleased he is getting much better and life is getting back to 'normal' for you all. Yay!

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    1. Thanks Jen :) (Hope your ribs are okay!)

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  4. Ah good does this mean you are going to stop going on about it now :p No but seriously I'm so glad things are getting back to normal for you all xxx

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  5. Amazing news hun! So glad things are getting back to normal now. Hopefully they are happy tears now! xx

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    1. They are relief I think Sim. Thanks hon :)

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  6. Glad to hear your oh is on the mend...just been reading through your previous posts. My dd had meningitis as a baby, so I know what you're going through. xx

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    1. You might know what we're going through but I can't begin to imagine how it feels to have your child in that/this position. It must have been total hell. Thank you so much for your comments Lisa :) xx

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    2. Yes, it was a bad time for us (to put it mildly!) but having met others who have had various family members affected, it seems like we all have a lot in common.

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    3. Yes, I can see that, although I don't think I'd have coped as well with the worry if it had been my child - although the workload would have been easier!
      I don't actually know anyone else in 'real' life, but I've spoken to yourself and mommatwo Elizabeth - who herself had Meningitis - via the blog. The internet is a great thing :) xx

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  7. Wishing him well. I had meningisms (not so serious) as a child, and subsequently did a charity trek in aid of The Meningitis Trust.

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    1. Thank you hon, and really good on you for doing the trek. I've talked to them a little and they've been absolutely lovely. When we're all over this and it's a past memory it'd be lovely to feel we've given back our share xx

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    2. I've been a one to one peer supporter with the Meningitis Trust, maybe that's something you (or your oh) could consider in the future? Like you say it's good to talk to others who have been through similar experiences.

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  8. Yes you have to get through the here and now first. I feel the same about Clic Sargent whilst my son has leukaemia.

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