Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bringing you up to speed...

So I last posted in the Simple Woman's Daybook about the stitches being removed and camping... since then both have happened and neither went quite as planned.Link
I think I'll talk about camping in a separate post with some lovely shots Hubby got :)

That means for now I am back to not explaining what makes Monica so Medically Mysterious! :-/
In 2006 I posted "Really have something to say?" and oddly enough my stats page says people still find it a few times per week! Maybe I am not alone in my mystery???

On occasion, and for no apparent reason, I loose consciousness completely and seem to have a seizure. It has been 5 1/2 years since the last time I did so... until Friday the 1st after I had the stitches removed. It was a hot day, and we were rushed, so I didn't eat very well (bad idea for someone with blood sugar issues, I know) then we had to wait about 15 minutes in the heat of the day for the office to open back up after lunch break. The site of the cyst removal was painful still, but I found out it was infected and not healed at all when Dr removed the stitches. She cleaned it and poked at it (OUCH) asking if it hurt. It was sometime after that when I felt like I would faint. I said so, lay down on the table-bed thing and then woke up there confused. :-/ I did better this time coming back to consciousness than usual, and I guess it is a blessing to have a medical professional see it to describe it to the Neurologist she wants me to see. I was only out for about a minute, and took only about a half hour to 45 minutes to mostly recover.

They sent me for an MRI stat and I have not heard a thing about it, so I'm guessing it was normal like the last one I had 13 years ago. In case you have never had an MRI, they are loud and confined; they feel like they take a long time too! We had to have a dye injected to give contrast, and being last minute I had no plan for back up food for my nursing baby! Thankfully, the quick Google search reassured us that it was a minimal risk to her to ingest what little would go through the breast milk and we soldiered on.
I had to have valium with my other MRI as I have had issues with confined spaces, but they are not so bad any more and I did just fine with this one sans drugs. I had friends praying and I truly felt like I was being held by God as I lay there trying to hold still. As loud as it was there, even with ear plugs, it was (in a strange twist) a restful place, where I was still before my Abba and enjoyed (as best as one could) the solitude together.

So now I am supposed to make an appt for a Neurologist again, and see if we can once again say it isn't epilepsy. I don't really want to go, have tests and hear "I don't know" again. I think it is a waste of our time and our money! One the other hand, what if we do discover something that we didn't before? What if finding it would be helpful to one of my children later in their life? What if the 5+ years since my last few tests and the 7+ years since my last real Neuro visit have given Medical Science a chance to figure out a few of my oddities???
I had felt before like the enemy of our souls was trying to get at me with the appliance failures from November til now: Vacuum, Dishwasher, Dryer & Washer (old then the new) then a different new washer failure, the swamp cooler needing a few parts it shouldn't have, the oven temp gauge on the fritz, and it seemed endless! So now we seem to have bodies breaking down... over a month of pass-the-illness and mystery-illness-roulette; a couple/few infections for me and rounds of antibiotics (which I rarely/never take... but did this time) and then the return of this strange seizure like event that I thought I was finally through with. It made me wonder if the enemy is just changing tactics? Is this just some distraction from what is really important? Is this some sort of testing or "sifting" to further refine my view of God?
Is it all of those things? none of them?

I left out all of the explanations I have in the '06 post, but there are links to some good information on Hypoglycemia, Epilepsy, and Non-Epileptic Seizures. I guess I'll have to keep this posted with what we decide needs to be done or not done, and any "official" Specialist answers... or lack there of. ;)

Prayers appreciated!

1 comment:

traceylynndel said...

Scary. Yes, it was good to have a medical professional watching this time. Perhaps you are right about the attacks.