Hi everyone. I had VM about ten years ago which left me in the hospital month. Docs said the first two days were 50/50 I'm would survive because I was also diagnosed with HIV/Aids at the same time. So I kinda got the double whammy. I was always the type that thought nothing would ever happen to me but it did. The meningitis was cured but ever since I found myself anxious, hyper alert and depressed. I was thinking everyone has it out for me or is going to take what I have. I never felt this way before the VM so I assume it has to be related. I am a Marine Corps veteran and was taught to stay strong but this was a serious bag of rocks to the head. What works for me is writing. It clears my head and I have written a couple books so far. For anyone who is trying to move forward I would def try writing.
As far as HIV that is well controlled. I contracted through straight contact and its not really a factor. The history of cryto meningitis is what really floors me. Sometimes I I start walkinTV. for no reason or direction and I've noticed Im real compulsive now. I used to be an electrician before meningitis but that's all over too. At times I feel like I want to scream out like someone with Tourettes syndrome. Like I have to hold back. I also say inapropriate things at times and am really brash sometimes. My mind feels like it has a million thoughts at once and I have a hard time focussing on this one task. Really sucks but how can that be mental illness? Is it because our brains are damaged? Makes me feel like I'm intellectually inferior because of a illness one time a long time ago.Def on t the same person I was. But its kind of messed my life up. Now I'm on disability and go fishing a lot. I also do affiliate marketing on my website but that's pretty boring. I'd rather be surfing in the ocean but can't because I live 2 hours away now and I end up sleeping or zoning at the TV