I was then shifted out of intensive care, and into a regular ward. I recuperated over the rest of the week, and slowly felt entirely better! The fact that I had no side affects was a miracle.
However, I was not diagnosed until a week after my original admittance to hospital. They finally tracked it down to bacteria in a tooth, and linked this with the bacteria which had been present in my lumbar puncture. Of course, they'd never thought of meningitis, as I hadn't presented any of the 'normal' symptoms - rash, headache... So I guess that this proves that you can't always even rely on symptoms to tell you it's meningitis. I was incredibly lucky, and I know others aren't. This is why, since my recovery, I have worked hard to raise money for research projects for meningitis. I am determined to make the most of my life, especially seeing as I am entirely better.
And yes, getting meningitis through a tooth is unusual. It was a bit of an anomaly. But it does happen.
I just had luck, and people's prayers on my side.