My mum had pneumococcal meningitis in the new year (2012) . She was on life support for 5 days and high dependancy for a week after that , but gradually with help and determination she is almost back to her pre-meningitis self although she is now deaf in one ear and sometimes feels as though she is almost drunk when she walks or gets up fast . Shes done wonderful as we really expected to lose her . I was just wondering if people are always left with some disability or after effect from meningitis as we don't know anyone personally who has suffered from meningitis before . Thanks .