Tuesday, September 18, 2012


There will be more wedding pictures posted, but for now, there is an interlude accompanied by a prayer request.
On Saturday evening, while I was at my seminary retreat, my brain did a major funny.  I knew something was off because I had slept all day.  David would get me up for meals, I'd eat and go right back to sleep.  Finally I managed to stay up after supper for a session and then campfire.   Towards the end of session I was gripped with an incredible headache.  Worse than I'd ever had before.  It had me curled up on the ground crying and rocking it hurt so bad.  After a time I managed to get it to the background (3 extra strength Tylenol helped) and went on to enjoy s'mores and the campfire.
Part way through the campfire I remember telling David he had to put me on the ground (I was sitting on his lap).  That was my last conscious memory.  I went on to have 5 seizures.  I'd come to in between and then go out again.  I had three grand mal or tonic clonic seizures and 2 focal or absent seizures.  One of my seminary friends is a paramedic and she was right there the whole time.  Apparently my blood pressure went wonky and for a brief time they lost my radial pulses.
All in all it led to an ambulance call and a trip to the hospital where they discovered I had extreme weakness in my left side. I was admitted overnight for observation and a CT scan. My headache also returned and the very nice doctor prescribed me morphine for the pain.  It's amazing how good a little bit of morphine can make you feel.
None of the testing they did in the hospital showed anything remarkable and I was released Sunday just before lunch.  Sunday passed uneventfully.
Monday however I woke up with lots of chest pressure and difficulty breathing.  It was back to the hospital with me.  My headache also returned.  This hospital wasn't as nice and would only give me Tylenol for my headache and it didn't help.  Again, despite all their testing they could not find the root cause.  Increased some of my asthma meds to help with the breathing and prescribed something for the headaches and sent me home.
At bedtime the headaches struck again with a vengeance, bring tears to my eyes and rocking.  The meds the doctor prescribed did nothing to ease the pain.  Tylenol wouldn't touch it.  Mom found me some other painkillers and they finally knocked me out.
I woke up this morning and managed to stay up for about 15 minutes before the sweats and chills took over and I felt like passing out.  Rest of the morning was spent in bed.
Now I'm off to yet another doctor.  Prayers for answers and relief from the pain and extreme tiredness would be appreciated.

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