I was infected in my eye while culturing a patient. The virus was mutated and had Type 1 & 2 in it. It caused Keratitis, then spread to my brain causing encephalitis, and put me in a coma for a month. Afterwards, I went blind and my cornea tore off my eye. I get seizures and have brain damage (memory loss, balance issues, sleep apnea/narcolepsy, and have spastic swallowing). My immune system was destroyed and now I need IVIG monthly to live. I cannot work or drive, of course. I lost my job, my money, my house, my friends, and my independence. I was only 41 when this happened. I just wanted to find out if anyone else can relate to my story. I feel so alone.