These are the posts that I started writing at the time, and what I have written since. Some of them aren't in any way my best writing, they're me trying to get my head straight and keep a record of what is happening. I'm very glad I wrote them because those first few weeks passed as a blur, and I wouldn't otherwise remember everything that happened, and my partner cannot remember very much of 2013 at all - either before or after the Meningitis.
Meningitis can strike anyone, at any time. It usually occurs because a simple bacteria or virus enters the brain, where it should never be. My partner's Meningitis was caused by Chicken Pox virus.
Day 1 - 2 hours from "I don't need a Doctor" to "I don't understand who these people are".
Day 2 - Diagnosis
Day 3 - Feeling better and escaping
Day 4 - No change
Day 5 - A step back
Day 6 - Talking to the children about Meningitis
Day 7 - The Lumbar Puncture results!
Day 9 - Plodding on
Day 14 - Movies and Memory
Day 18 - The unwelcome return of the high temperature
Day 20 - The Birthday Present
Day 22 - I have my man back
Day 27 - A first day trip out
Day 28 - Back to work for a few hours at a time
6 Weeks - Approaching normal
9 Weeks (2 Months) - Stalemate
14 Weeks - (3 Months) - A More Normal Life
17 Weeks - Some hope regarding limb pain and tiredness.
26 Weeks (6 Months) - How Far We've Come
31 Weeks (7 Months) - Continuing Pain
52 Weeks (1 Year) - The Longer Term Effects Of Meningitis
How To Spot Meningitis In An Adult.