My fiancée rushed me to hospital where they originally diagnosed me with viral meningitis. Releasing me from hospital after a few days, I was re-admitted a few days later after collapsing and was subsequently diagnosed with bacterial meningitis.
After nearly two years, I suffer from nerve damage in my leg and arm (after four lumbar punctures) and sometimes severe headaches, but life hasn't been better. I'm stronger now than I have been in a long time. I'm completely off all medication (after being addicted to high dosage meds) and walking without a crutch.
I hope it lasts.