Four years ago I was diagnosed with meningitis, pneumonia, blood poisoning and a sinus infection. The result was three-plus weeks in a coma. Then I spent 2 1/2 months in rehab and another 2 1/2 months in a nursing home.
When released, I was totally dependent on a wheelchair, had a partially paralyzed bladder and bowels, no balance, 75 percent hearing loss and one eye is fixed and dilated. After four years at a snail's pace, I am now able to walk with the aid of a walker and pretty much independent. My balance is the only thing that hinders me in any way and I self cath four times a day. Life is a lot better than I ever thought it would be thanks to time and lots of prayers!