hey everyone. thanks muchly for the kind well-wishes. much appreciated.
it is NOT bacterial meningitis, which had all of us very worried. and most unfortunately, lauowolf has some experience with it. ;(
the spinal tap (and if I never ever ever had another one it'll be too soon) ruled out bacterial meningitis. the presenting symptoms between bacterial and viral meningitis are similar enough that spinal tap is required by protocol in order for a definitely diagnosis.
in other findings, morphine is teh awesomeness. W. H. O. A.
in more findings,medical personal is never going to give as much morphine as you feel you need. understandably. so I am making do with Tylenol, which takes a lot of the pain off.
I will try to continue updating, more sporadically than I'd like.
thanks to y'all for your kind concern, m