I just got back from urgent care & the pharmacy. I have shingles once again in the same area that gave me the meningitis & encephalitis 2 years ago. My eye is once again involved - I'm pretty scared. That is how the virus hit my brain - almost lost my sight in that eye. I also don't want to lose the gains I've made over the last 2 years. I'm being hit hard with anti viral medications but my neuro doctor will let me know in the next 24 hours if I need to be hospitalized & given IV anti-virals. If the involvement around my left eye continues at this rate I will be admitted to the hospital. Just looking for a good thought, beads rattled, those chicken thingy dances, - even a prayer might help.