Well my name is Larry. I came down with meningococcal meningitis Nov 24th 2017.
Now the bad part is I'm a splenectomy patient from a car accident 25 years ago.
So on with the story. Nov 23 not feeling so hot tell my wife think I may have the flu, take the kids to her family for Thanksgiving, I'm going to stay home and rest.
That night they come home, I wake up, my wife brings me a piece if turkey and we talk about it for a few mins and I'm back out.
4am my wife wakes up to find me fully naked standing in the middle of the living room staring into the darkness. I'm gone full Zombie, not responding to vision or sound, my wife struggling to get me dressed, I pee all over the place, then pee myself. I'm dying.
Family call the ambulance because now in the few mins I can't even stand, my body is shutting off. The ambulance arrives. One of the paramedics recognized the signs so he calls ahead to the hospital they have the ice pick, I mean spinal tap, ready to go. Sure enough paramedics were on the money, thank God.
So 8 days later I come out of a coma. Now remember I'm a splenectomy patient, I should be dead no doubt about it but God had more work for me to do. So after a month in the hospital and being a full blown a...hole I finally am released, but here's the kicker, I'm now fully deaf, suffer from tinnitus and lost vision in my right eye cause by glaucoma IV since been through three eye surgeries. My eye has part numbers from implants and belongs to three humans from the transportation. I'm slowly gaining eye sight in it but long story short, cause it is a long story, I suffer major balance issues and night blindness - horrible.