Hello everyone, here's my story. Earlier this month I was out with some friends at a bar. After a couple of drinks and getting ready to leave we stood in the parking lot. Last thing I remember is talking to a friend and passing out. After that all I remember is just waking up in the hospital the next morning. Later to find out that my skull bounced on the parking lot pavement twice and fractured my skull on the back side of my head by my left ear. My wife who was also with us that night told me that I was bleeding out of my left ear after the incident. They took a CT and I was only given ear drop and was free to go home after two days. The doctors told me it was due to low blood pressure and dehydration. About two more days go by and when I woke up I couldn't open my left eye. Rushed back to the hospital and they did a MRI scan. MRI showed swelling of the brain with blood in my skull. I was told I have meningitis. I was then put on steroids and had to get a PICC line put in my arm to give me antibiotics. After a week I was able to go home and was cleared to go back to work.I attempted to go back to work but i couldnt concentrate which then led to anxiety and hyperventilating. Sensitivity to light also sucks. I was put on divalproex and every day I have to go get antibiotics at a local infusion center. I recently had a MRI and they told me the swelling has gone down and the blood in my skull is diminishing. I have two more weeks of antibiotics. Today I went to a ear doctor get try to get some answers for the buzzing sound that I have since that dreadful night this entire nightmare began. After doing a hearing test I was told the buzzing sound would never stop. I was told surgery would be a hit and miss. Also that a hearing aid would help lower the buzzing sound. This has truly been a nightmare. I have lost a lot of confidence and am not sure how my life will play out. I had a job that I liked and im not even sure of my capability's when it comes to even that any more. I wish the buzzing would stop also. Anyone that would like to weigh in please do. Thank you for reading.