Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Seizure 5/31/10

I had a new seizure on Memorial Day evening. I fell asleep early on the couch because we had a big day of driving home from my parents house in Wisconsin (plus I over ate).

These seizures happen (for me) when I'm asleep are relatively small but larger than the ones I've talked about when I'm awake. My head tilts to the right, my lips quiver, and my right arm tightens slightly. When I wake up I feel very confused, I have a headache and when Sara asks me questions I know the answer but I can't verbalize them.

She was asking me questions and all I could do was look at her and smile in embarrassment.

Today I feel "blips", little sharp dizzy feelings that follow a day like yesterday. It almost feels like I'm going to fall into another seizure if allowed to go to sleep.

I'm obviously angry. I was doing so well. I hadn't had one of these kinds of seizures in months, just the small awake ones (which I was sure we could control). The bigger sleeping ones mean three more months of no driving for sure. My doctor moved around my medications, past the drug with kidney stone side effects and on a new drug that's really expensive ($100/month) but if it works, I'm game.

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