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22 March 2006 @ 05:56 pm
Yup, again  
So, my Keppra perscription ran out on Sunday. Several days beforehand, I'd called the hospital on two separate occasions, requesting a refill, but no one got around to mailing one to me. Well, it does seem that a few days without Keppra makes a difference. I had another seizure today, this time right in front of my class.

It was shortly after lunch; we'd returned to discuss VBA coding when I felt my aura hit. I even told my students as much- that I wasn't feeling well and was epileptic, so bear with me. I managed to sit myself down- normally I stay on my feet while I teach, especially when I get all rabid and excited about programming, hehe- and I remember one of my students asking if I wanted to take a break. I asked them to just give me a minute.

Next thing I knew, I was being loaded into an ambulance.

Apparently, this time it was both tonic and clonic, meaning I stiffened up and then thrashed around. If I did, though, I apprently didn't hit myself on anything, 'cause I'm not sore. But from what I've heard, I apprently freaked my students right the fuck out, heh.

I have to say, the people at work took good care of me. One of the sales reps drove down to the hospital to be with me until Remy, who was teaching at another facility, could arrive (two other sales reps drove out to retrieve him). And my boss called not long ago to say that my teaching schedule is clear for the rest of the week- and they don't even expect me to show up at the office.

As it turns out, today is the day I had my MRI scheduled anyway, so I managed to kill that second bird with this stone. ;) The MRI was noisy and cold, but not at all freaky. Small spaces don't scare me in the least. The only sucky thing is that I wasn't able to see any brain pictures, heh. I may get to at some point, if I request films to be reviewed by my PCP, but as previously mentioned, I don't even know if the freaking woman exists.

At any rate, I'm drowsy and out of it, but okay. And I'm most definitely more serious about finding another line of work. Not just 'cause I'm getting tired of teaching, but also because it's not really fair to anyone involved, having to cut classes short and send students home and reschedule with them because I'm prone to these things. I'm going to look into the unemployment laws and see if I can draw unemployment due to medical reasons. That'll give me time to find another job without having to keep teaching and possibly losing it again.
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skyibesky on March 22nd, 2006 11:59 pm (UTC)
You may be able to claim unemployment/disability.


((((((((((((((((((snuggles))))))))))))))))))))))))

I'm glad you're okay!!!
Miusheri: Laramiusheri on March 23rd, 2006 02:00 am (UTC)
*HUGS* Thanks sweetie, I appreciate it! And I'll most certainly be doing some fact-checking regarding unemployment law tomorrow.
though she be but little, she is fierce: oohgolden_d on March 23rd, 2006 12:13 am (UTC)
Minna! *major hugs* I'm so glad you're okay!
Miusherimiusheri on March 23rd, 2006 01:59 am (UTC)
*hugs back* Perfectly okay, imouto-chan! Aside from being drowsy. ;) Thank you!
Applesapples491 on March 23rd, 2006 01:22 am (UTC)
Does epilepsy usually surface in adulthood? I thought it was more of something that manifested during childhood?

hmm.

Take care of yourself. AND by any means possible, enjoy your time off.

Now may be a good time for Remy to reschedule for his five hour course, y'think?
Miusherimiusheri on March 23rd, 2006 01:58 am (UTC)
Now may be a good time for Remy to reschedule for his five hour course, y'think?

Sam said the same thing to us while visiting this evening, heh! I'll miss driving terribly, though. =(

As far as I've been told, epilepsy usually starts in childhood, but doesn't necessarily have to. It's a strange beast. ;) And thanks, I'll most certainly be taking it easy the next few days!
Ellieellie on March 23rd, 2006 03:20 am (UTC)
Honey, I'm glad you're doing better now. And definately take it easy this week.

*hug*
Kaurra_sing on March 23rd, 2006 03:29 am (UTC)
my cousin has epilepsy and as far as i know with her, that if you can prove you have been on meds and seizure free for a certain amount of time taking car eof yourself you can drive. I was with her for a seizure, SCARY, there was this good minute (at least) pause where she just sat there like a manaquin (we were sitting at the computer) me going "katie??" until she FLEW out of the chair.
a dreamer like youlutraphile on March 23rd, 2006 03:43 am (UTC)
Shit. I can't believe they didn't give you a new prescription in time. *pissed* Taking your meds every day is SO important- the last seizure my dad had was because he missed a dose.

er... happy thoughts! Feel better! Good luck with unemployment/new career.
Angeldeathslilsister on March 23rd, 2006 04:06 am (UTC)
*hugs* how scary! Glad you're okay now :)
lordjosh2004lordjosh2004 on March 23rd, 2006 04:27 am (UTC)
I hope that maybe now you can get your prescriptions refilled...That really sucks, and I feel for you. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.

Be well, my friend.
Miusheri: gotevil?miusheri on March 23rd, 2006 01:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes- after Remy and I bitched about how my requests had been ignored earlier, the doctor wrote me one for a six-month supply, heh heh. Just have to find a way to fill it today without being able to drive... d'oh! Fortunately, the buses around Albany are pretty nice, and it only costs $1 to ride.
skyibesky on March 23rd, 2006 01:58 pm (UTC)
Where do you get it filled? I'm off work after 4, if you'd like to go for a cruise in Doomy. Most places are open till 8/9ish, and the joys of only having things that take 15 minutes to get filled.....
Miusherimiusheri on March 23rd, 2006 02:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the offer, but according to Google Maps, there's a CVS not far from the corner of Dove and Washington. Should be able to walk there no problem! ^_^

I certainly wouldn't be opposed to joyriding in Doomy at some point, though! ;)
skyibesky on March 23rd, 2006 06:07 pm (UTC)
Fantastic, as long as you can get your droogs, it's all good. And, I'll probably wander on over for a bit tongiht, if you don't mind, as I have happiness in check form (aka hobbit freedom!) with your name on it. :D
Miusheri: Laramiusheri on March 23rd, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC)
Google Maps lied- no pharmacy there >.< But I was able to go to the Rite-Aid on Pearl St. and got my meds there. w00t!

And yes, by all means stop over whenever's good for you! =)
ex_radric52 on March 23rd, 2006 04:19 pm (UTC)
It's good to hear that you're alright after the episode, and that the people at the workplace took decent care of you. Concerning the prescription, that's pretty ridiculous, having to wait for something that is, as I see it, important.

anyway **hugs** It's also good to hear that the prescription situation is settled for now, considering that you have enough for 6 months. Hopefully next time whoever's "responsible" for it won't dilly-dally.