holy ****! i never knew that! that's scarey because i was in the hosp. for over 6 wks when i had it before. it was so painful.....i'll never forget having that. it was the worst! i can honestly say that it was every bit as bad as the cm h/a and in many cases, for me, even worse! i don't EVER want to go thru that again!
I don’t want to freak people out but Forewarned is forearmed.
Meningitis is a risk in any brain or head surgery but Antibiotics are given as a precaution to help prevent this and other infections. A family member developed Meningitis after surgery but it was not a major problem as she was on Antibiotics post opp.
Septicaemia is blood poisoning and develops if Meningitis is not DX’T on time, it is a life threatening illness. I am not a medical person and this is just my understanding of this illness.
My original spinal tap was negative. They then thought that I had "secondary meningitis" and wanted to do another one. Needless to say I flat out refused. I am still scared to this day of any procedures in my back.
I had Septiceimia first and then Meningitis followed.My story is a little different however.
An ER doctor put untruthful info in the charts and quickly unhooked my IV shorty after the Spinal tap and had me taken home in the early morning 6.30 am.Necessary tests were never done at the time of the spinal tap.
When I became drowsy and was brought back up to a hospital with a few hours of the tap I was refused care and admittance.A cover up ensued.
I won't get into all the details but I will say that I did have a history of chronic infections and auto immune problems.Also I have problems with chronic anemia.
Be cautious of Sinus and Ear infections.
I too am interested to know if there's a link between the two as I have recently undergone the operation for a Chiari Malformation (I am 99% better may I add). I had Viral Meningitis when I was 15 years old so very interested to find out if there's a link at all? My Neurosurgeon says no but I have a feeling that it does!
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