Now Playing: Day 826-The Final Road To Survival
"Seizures are electrical malfunctions within the brain that can occur with or without warning." I HATE SEIZURES!!
I HATE SEIZURES!!
Everything was going great last night and we both were having such an amazing time. That was until the intestinal pain started creeping up followed by a headache. Luckily I keep medication on me so I decided to take an Advil migraine hoping it would quickly put a halt to the pain. Instead of getting relief things just kept getting worse so once again we had to cut the night short. Eric has drill at the Armory this weekend and was suppose to be there tomorrow morning at 9am for formation.
That didn't happen.
I had Eric drive on the way home because the angry intestinal pain that was going through my back made it hard for me to sit. The headache wasn't helping matters either so once we got home Eric took the fur kids outside so I could rest on the recliner. Once he got the couchbed ready for me it was already midnight. Pain can make you feel completely exhausted and by the time I propped my pillows up against the arm of the couch I was out! At 5am I was back up once again with pain that intensified followed by nausea and vomiting. When I attempted to lay back down I started to get what I thought were chills. Once I stood up and tried to explain to Eric what was going I was greeted instead by a seizure that came out of no where.
My seizure disorder started a little over four years ago. I tend to always get seizure-aura before the seizure starts but this time was different because I didn't get any warnings. My Neurologists call my seizures, "Complex seizures" same as with my Gastroparesis that also seems to be COMPLEX. My doctors have run numerous tests over the past four years and found my triggers which seem to be excessive light, flashing lights and bright lights. They have recently not only tried me on a few other new medications but adjusted the dosage but obviously they don't work due to the complexity of my seizures.The past two years they seem to occur the same time my Gastroparesis flairs up. Are they connected? Yes. This morning proved to my doctors once again there is a definite connection.
Thankfully Eric was home and didn't leave yet for drill. Since I was in the process of standing up I didn't get the aura warning to lay down so the seizure knocked me back and locked my entire left side of my body. I suffered temporary memory loss which isn't the first time and although it can scare the crap out of anyone it sadly occurs following most seizures. Eric was very concerned because my left hand and foot were locked up and turned inward due to my joints being frozen from the seizure. Once my seizure stopped the after tremors lasted for 20 minutes and by that time I was mentally and physically EXHAUSTED! It was 7:30am before I was able to get back to sleep. Eric didn't get to sleep until 10am and also had to call his Commander to let them know what was going on. They are fully aware of my unique medical condition and felt it was important Eric stayed home to make sure I didn't have any after-seizures which can happen following a seizure and tremors.
I always take things one day at a time in life because I can't predict tomorrow whether alone the next hour. I am very thankful to have Eric who never seizes to amaze me with staying calm during stressful times. It isn't easy being sick and not knowing what each day brings. One thing for certain is I know with my supportive and loving Husband I will never be alone.