I contacted it while having back surgery. I felt I'll for a few days after the surgery, then on the 6th day following had intense headaches and went to hospital. I was there for 8 days, followed by 78 days attached to an IV, and a nurse coming to my house each day to change the dressing on my incision (continued to drain yellow fluid for 47 days) and change my antibiotics and clean near my pik-line. I have seemed to have lost a bit of hearing, definite memory loss and we'll as comalate and total exhaustion. I am told these are all likely attributed to the menegitis, and some symptoms can last one or two years of not more. Is this true? ?