So I got viral Meningitis, Which lasted 8 days, since then I had a downgraded headache and back soreness for four weeks. While it was intense, I was taking a regular dose of highpowered pain killers, which they later switched to a non-narcotic form. Prior to that I was taking the heavy duty medication, it would make me sick, so I would smoke herb, which would solve the nausea but then send me right to the moon, not to mention tickling my brain and having knee wobbling head rushes. I read, one symptom is "an altered state of consciousness or other neurological deficits may be present depending on the severity of the disease." I'm sure I hit that one, because I feel like I died and have been reborn,.... and not in a Christian way! I'm not sure how to express what I feel and how it felt, It's just that sometimes when Mother Nature kicks your ass, you start making deals with the great spirit, and you realize your hidden potential, and you evaluate what got you there. You die. You start over, better and wiser. You don't have to wait for the end of your life to do this.