March 3rd, 2006

Felicia

Unfortunately I was right

So! I had an exciting day, to say the least.

All was normal up until lunch time, when I started having one of my little dizzy/overwhelmed spells. Know how I posted earlier about how I thought they might be simple partial seizures? Well, I was right about that. I know because this time, it progressed into a full blown-out seizure.

I really don't remember much of anything. I remember telling Remy and David (a co-worker) that I wasn't feeling well, and the next thing I knew, I was waking up in an ambulance with an oxygen mask on. There was an EMT trying to ask me questions, but at the time, I was still pretty out of it and couldn't remember what I'd been doing all day. I remember seeing Empire Plaza through the back window though, and remarking that we were close to my home.

According to Remy, I became unresponsive, then all my muscles clenched up and I stopped breathing (my lips turned blue). After I started back up again, I was simply unconscious, and regained consciousness in the ambulance, as mentioned. So, for a seizure, I guess it wasn't too violent.

A co-worker drove Remy to the hospital to be with me, and we were in the ER for about five hours. A couple of doctors saw me, and I had a CT scan done, which came back negative. I was given a perscription and was told to follow up with a neurologist within 7-10 days for an EEG and MRI. Understandably, they want to try and figure out why I had the seizure.

I was told that I'm not allowed to drive for the next six months- or at least until they know what caused the seizure- which is going to be interesting. I was scheduled to go out of town to Ogdensburg next week- five hours away- but understandably, they're not going to send me. (I have to say, that's a positive in all this!) I probably won't be going on business trips for a long time.

I'm very glad that, if it had to happen, it happened at work, during lunchtime, with Remy right next to me. I was in the midst of teaching today; I don't know what they did with my students, heh! And to think I was all worried about not being able to stretch the class 'til 4:00, heh... ;)

All in all, rest assured, I'm fine now. I have a bit of a headache, I'm still a little out of it, and I have this little sticky snappy things attached to my torso that I need to remove (ouch!), but I'm doing okay. I got to watch lots of Dr. Who and Crocodile Hunter at the hospital, and Remy was there with me the whole time, so yay!