Hello!! I hope everyone is well!
It has been an extremely busy past couple of weeks. I was completely bored at home with nothing really to do. Then I was busy doing something before my parents came to visit. Can’t quite remember what it was though. Yeah, my short-term memory is zapped since the seizure. Then my parents visited for 1 week. We went all over the place. Lots of walking and taking photos and spending time together. I had a blast!! Then I had one day to “recover” from the seizure and had to start packing for the move. Oh, yeah. That is what I did before my parents visited. Packed stuff and went to a friend’s house for a community garage sale on Saturday and Sunday. You wouldn’t think it isn’t much, but it takes plenty out of you, especially if you are used to sitting on your butt all day ;)
Anyway, after that, as I stated the parents visited. On their last day here, my brain decided to have a seizure. It was my fault, although the cause was not determined 100%. I ran out of Lorazepam. I get them in the mail, but I have to be home to sign for them. I was not home the 3 times they tried delivering them. I was not concerned, I figured I would get them soon enough (boy was I wrong). So it had been about 3 days without them. That morning, I felt a bit annoyed. Throughout the day I noticed a few things: my fingers were swollen; I had a pounding headache that would come and go (thought it was from the sun and heat); I told my Dad that “I felt ‘funny'”, I do not remember saying that, but he later told me that I did say that; and the last “symptom” happened 30 minutes before the seizure. My bottom lip was twitching and then felt numb, which lasted 2-3 minutes. It happened the 2 seconds I was not around my parents or my husband. I don’t remember much, just waking up on the floor with my family and strangers around me asking questions I did not know the answers to. I was taken to the ER. Surprisingly everyone was very nice. They did an EKG and CT Scan, which both were normal, with the exception of the “goose egg” on the side of my head. That is what the doctor called it. Huge painful lump, I must have fallen and smashed the side of my head and bounced, because my husband told me I was face down, bruising on forehead and left eyelid. And of course I had to fall on the hard floor, and not 1 foot away on the carpet. Long story short (sort of), DON’T EVER STOP YOUR MEDS ABRUPTLY, ESPECIALLY BENZOS!!! I was lucky that was all that happened. And that it happened while we were at a casino and not climbing on rocks where we were earlier that day. I could have been much worse. I thank my lucky stars that my guardian angel works overtime for me ;)
I know I am rambling now, but it has been a while since the last update.
The past few days have been packing, sorting through stuff to sell, to get rid of, to keep in storage and what to take with us. It was much easier just moving from one place to another, just packing stuff and heading on our way. But this is exhausting, while freeing, getting rid of so much unnecessary stuff is not as difficult as I thought it would be. Turns out I am not attached to material things, even though I LOVE purchasing them ;) So we are still in the process of going through everything. Luckily we have wonderful/thoughtful/kind friends that are willing to let us stay with them, while we move out of the house we are renting and for the 2 weeks in between period before we move to our next location.
If you have gotten this far, THANKS for reading! I tend to get bored easily while reading sometimes. I will leave it at this, even though I still have lots to talk about/write. I will save it for another day.
As always, much love, peace, happiness and all that good crap ;) Bekr
Can you tell I am not on my Ritalin?? hehe…