What motivated me to quit a good-paying job during a tanking economy without a salary? Because after 27 months of searching for a diagnosis, I discovered that encephalitis was the culprit for destroying my short-term memory overnight. It explained why problem solving and concentrating became so difficult.
Encephalitis is a brain injury with long-term residuals quite similar to stroke. Yet this “rare” illness is not always thought of as a diagnosis in its critical stage, so I am inspired to take action by sharing my journey, advocating for other patients and raising awareness.