Sunday, October 15, 2017

Epilepsy

I guess it is official - I have epilepsy.

I had my first seizure when I was 18ish - my first college break after a term of heavy drinking and all-nighters for my school work pumping my self full of massive doses of caffeine. I don't remember much of it other than feeling chest pains afterward because my dad did the Heimlich maneuver on me thinking I was choking.  I remember waking up in the ambulance and the driver asking me who was president - I was hoping to vote for Gary Hart at that time and considered telling him Gary but figured then wasn't the time for a joke.

My second was Fall 2013 - I had been up late the night before at a Halloween event, up early to do some household shopping then off to an all day gaming event at a buddies.  I recall sitting down to play a game and feeling a bit odd.  Next thing I knew I was in an exam room at the local hospital.  I followed up this seizure with a visit with a neurologist.  We did brain cap tests, flashing lights, scans, etc. Nothing was determined to be the cause other than maybe exhaustion, energy drinks and junk food.

I just had another - October 2017. This one was under less stressful conditions. I had been cleaning house waiting my sisters arrival. I had a bagel and cream cheese for breakfast with some coffee. I had a bowl of cereal before she arrived.  She asked about a beauty store so we went there.  After that I had the idea to visit a local Halloween store since she and I both like holiday.  I felt a little weird when we arrived, maybe my blood sugar was low, so I grabbed protein bar from my trunk.  We split up in the store and the next thing I knew I was in an ambulance being asked some questions.  I faded out and came to in the E.R. gain with my wife and sister.  They did a CT and blood work and didn't see anything.

Here I am again unable to drive for 6 mos. The doctor upped my medication for now - its going to take me a while to get used to this. It has also taken several days for me to get better physically and mentally.  I may go in for more tests - not sure.

Not sure what this means for my job or life in the short term - long term. I'm going to have to assume it is going to happen again sometime...


2 comments:

  1. Um, hi.
    I am sorry to hear about that and I hope that you find effective coping mechanisms.
    I wanted to offer my sympathy but not just say "dude, that sucks" because you will deal with this and it won't suck.
    Bob

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  2. هل تريد الحصول على افضل شركة تنظيف بالرياض نقدم لكم افضل شركات التنظيف بالرياض على الاطلاق شركة ركن الاندلس وركن الرياض الافضل الامثل فى الرياض لتقديم جميع خدمات لتنظيف بسعر مناسب وبشكل يناسب الجميع لمزيد من المعلوامات يرجى الدخول من خلال الرابط التالى شركة تنظيف بالرياض
    لدينا ايضا شركاتاخر تقدم جميع خدمات التنظيف بالرياض اليكم اقدم وافضل شركات التنظيف فى الرياض اليكم الرابط الرئيسى لشركة لتحصل على المعلومات الكافية حولةالخدمة التى نقدمها وبعضروابطالخدماتالاخرى مثل شركة تنظيف بالرياض
    شركة تنظيف منازل بالرياض

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