Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Meningitis (again)

So last Monday (Labor Day) I found myself quite unexpectedly in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with a confirmed case of viral meningitis. I was finally released (after endless tests) Thursday evening. Big deal, right? Not really. Its more like old news, because this was the third time I've contracted meningitis. The last time I had meningitis was May 2009. (I wrote about it in my entry Thank goodness for percoset.)

I swear I must be the only person who can self-diagnose meningitis and rate Boston area hospitals on their proficiency with spinal taps. Perhaps I should contact Consumer Reports to see if they need someone to provide quality ratings on spinal taps.

Fortunately, I am on the mend and glad to write I finally feel myself again.

12 comments:

SteveA said...

It sounds serious - yikes! But glad ur OK! They say 3 times a hat trick!

Todd X. said...

Okay, you need to stay out of that hot tub! It's clearly a viral stew. :)

Seriously, get well soon!

wozzel said...

viral meningitis is serious stuff! Glad you're ok.

Breenlantern said...

Glad to read that you are on the mend. Sorry you had to go through this at all.

Thom said...

Hmmm...sore throat, stiff neck, fever. Been having those symptoms myself.

Glad you're on the mend. And, thanks for the link to the CDC - my hypochondriac side appreciates it always.

Feel Better!!

Cubby said...

Oh my lord!! I'm glad you are alright. Are all three cases completely independent of each other, or do you have some kind of long-term infection that will flare up occasionally?

WickedGayBlog.com said...

Sorry to hear that, get well soon!

Alan Bennett Ilagan said...

Hope you feel better!

Mike said...

Hey - so sorry to hear the news...Hope you up and about (and back at the gym) soon. Need any chicken soup?

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Riverwolf, said...

good to hear you're feeling better!

truthspew said...

Some people just seem to be more susceptible to various things, and happy that you survived three instances of viral meningitis.


E.g. I get sinus and inner ear issues like clockwork. But I can deal with them.

The SO, he gets those deep lung things where you think he's hacking one up with frightening regularity.