This is definitely not the blog post I was hoping to write today, but alas, here it is. Saturday was so fun, I got to see my friend who was in town from Texas and we had an awesome time going out to eat with a lot of fun ladies. And yesterday was a mostly great day. I got to speak at a local church and meet some really great people (and eat some really great food!) When we got home, we put Brit up for a nap and when Eric and Evan went downstairs to watch football, I saw an opportunity to get a little nap in myself. Well, after about an hour I woke up and my eyesight started flashing in my left eye, and I knew it. Here we go again, another seizure.
The last thing I remember is thinking that I had to tell Eric and had to get out of bed. Next thing I know, I woke up across the room on the floor, surrounded by pillows, with my mother in law sitting next to me, and I had no idea what had happened.
I was informed that I went into a full on grand mal seizure complete with foaming from the mouth, face turning purple, seizing (obviously), and I bit a little chunk of my tongue off. I’m sure blood coming from my mouth just added another level to the excitement for my husband! 😦 I passed out for a while after the active seizing stopped, and apparently I kept waking up and asking what happened then passing out again, I don’t remember that at all. But I do remember feeling horrible the rest of the day. I had a headache, pressure in my head, was nauseous, and couldn’t quite get all of my brain function back very quickly.
That is a bad feeling, trying to recover from one of these. But what makes me feel worse, was that even though my oncologist told me I could stop the seizure meds, my husband had told me I should keep taking them for a few days since I was technically to be by myself with the kids today (Monday). But I didn’t listen and stopped them Friday. That really freaks me out, that this could have happened so easily while I was alone with the kids.
So I’m back on the seizure meds, probably for good. Feeling decent today, just stupid. And a little not pleased with my oncologist, but what can ya do?
Hoping today will be better!!