I have this disease and have had meningitis twice. The first time I was 23 and was hospitalized for four days and it took me another week to recover at home. I made a full recovery. The second time I was 38 and was hospitalized for 6 days. That was over a year ago and I still have some pain sometimes. I would be a wreck right now if I hadn't gone to Brian Tuckey at Tuckey and Associates Physical Therapy in Frederick, Maryland. This man is amazing. He is an expert at counter-strain therapy after brain injuries. I KNOW what you mean when you say, "walking through mud." I felt like I was experiencing life from behind a frosted glass wall. I didn't find out about Brian until 9 months after I had meningitis for the second time, and I've only seen him three times, but I'm able to sit at my computer and work all day and fully understand what I'm doing. I wasn't able to sit on a hard surface without horrific neck pain, and now I can go to ball games and sit on the bleachers! I was in constant pain until I went to Brian. Please consider making the trip - people fly here from other countries to see him. It's worth every minute and every penny spent. If you don't have insurance, it's $160/hour, but I don't think you can put a price on reversing disabilities. I wish you all the very best.