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I had viral meningitis when I was 5 1/2 years old. I spent 4 months in the hospital...2 of those were spent in a coma in ICU. After a long rehab, I was able to walk and talk and get mostly back to normal. I have always had orthopaedic issues since. I have several surgeries as well as the bladder and kidney issues. Two years ago I had an Interstim Neurostimulator implanted because of the nerves and muscles in my lower back did not allow my bladder to empty. Kidney infections became a norm. Thankfully that has stopped! I am facing a knee...
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Posted in by Shannon Clodfelter on 14 December 2011
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I was struck down with the Deadly Disease while I was in the U.S. Army. I was Twenty years old at the time and stronger than I had ever been in my entire life, never sick except for a few head colds. That was in early 1969 when the Viet Nam War was escalating. The Military Base - Fort Lewis was on high alert due to an epidemic of Bacterial Spinal Meningitis.
The freezing morning of the 28th of March, my Basic Training Unit was on the firing range target practicing when I was overcome. Blurred vision and a 104 degree fever. It hit me so...
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