You've all supported me through this year of hell & I truly appreciate it! As Sue let you know, I got out of the hospital today - finally at 11:15 at night I feel almost human. It's been quite the experience & I've come out the other end on 15 medications & still sane. I have spinal meningitis & shingles (CNS & eye involvement). So to make a long story short I've been pretty sick. I'm left with lingering questions as to long term prognosis; eye damage (especially my left eye). There are serious concerns over my eye sight; some concerns over my balance & lingering partial paralysis. Other concerns over my very high sed rate & the fact that the steroids that had been treating that seems to have left my immune system dangerously comprimised. There have been some interesting "discussions" in my hospital room over the last couple of days - things have yet to be resolved in that area. I have an appointment to see my opthamologist this coming Friday to check out my retinas (they have blisters on them right now). I see my neuro this next week (Wednedsay, I believe). I see my primary on Tuesday of this coming week. It's good to be home. husband & kt had actually cleaned the house & had a fresh carafe of a good French roast waiting for when I walked in the door. I spent part of the afternoon sleeping & the other learning the fine are of scarf tying as I refuse to walk around this town looking a freak of nature, so I'm covering up the lingering pox with some pretty cool scarves & such. Can't do much about the swelling but I can have a kick scarf on my head.