IamA Survivor of Viral Meningitis and Post Partum Pre-Eclampsia AMA!
My short bio: I wasn't really sure where to do this...but here goes. This is a throwaway account, for obvious reasons.
I am an original survivor of viral meningitis, that was hospitalized 2 days post partum. I also had pre-eclampsia that was undiagnosed until after my delivery. (This is what it states on my discharge paperwork.) I was infected while giving birth to my son.
I was originally discharged after giving birth to my son, and re-admitted 2 days post partum. I had a spinal tap done with a fluoroscopy (machine used to X-ray and guide the needle in - CT guided lumbar punction says on that discharge paperwork), and was diagnosed/admitted immediately. I was hospitalized for several weeks, which I do not remember most of.
I had several seizures before being admitted and after being hospitalized. Naturally, I have some long term memory issues, as a result. My husband is sitting next to me, to help answer questions.
If you have any questions for me, now is the time. (Be warned, I am not a doctor.) I have decided to do this, to help raise awareness of the effects of meningitis.
My Proof: Here is part of my discharge paperwork (I removed identifying information), to prove that I did have it.. I have also been privately approved by the awesome moderators.
Edit: Looks like I am done for now. If anyone had any other questions, feel free to PM me and I will get to them when I can.
I am done with this thread. Thanks for all of the positive support and thought provoking questions.