Where do I start .. I am 55 male fairly fit and the last week of March got home with headache and light fever. After a night of sweat my wife called the emergency Dr who sent me straight to IMU with suspected meningitis - well it was bacterial meningitis ... The worst kind. Spent 5 days in IMU, had all sorts of tests, on IV etc then spent the next 6 weeks in hospital. My PCR ( blood poisoning level ) was 396% ! Basically I should have been dead. Well, after 4 weeks this got down to 24%, no damage to my brain, eyesight, hearing or limbs except a wash out op on my left ankle which got infected. No Pneumococcol DNA anywhere and my heart and lungs were all clear. You can call it a miracle .. I do. I am back playing with my band, working and have been given the all clear that no side effects are present. These signs would by now be visible but none are present. My body reacted to the IV in a incredible way that no Dr could explain except that at 55 with BM I should not be here writing this. I ask any one effected by this nasty infection, to keep the faith and give it time. It will get better. I do not use crutches nor have headaches or blurred vision. I was lucky. I wish the same luck to anyone out there with BM or VM.