Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Update from Last Week

I had an appointment with my doctor yesterday in regards to everything that went on last week. My EEG results were back and showed no major abnormalities. There were a few levels that were higher or lower than "normal" but nothing that was so out of the ordinary that would have caused what happened last week. It was also determined that I did not have a seizure. So all of my tests have come back normal and we are left wondering what the heck happened. My doc said he wasn't going to send me out of his office with a diagnosis of a migraine until all of the tests had been done. I don't know what those tests are but I am meeting with him again next week. There were no notes from the neurologist to suggest any kind of follow up or other possible tests to be done so I really have no idea what I'm in for next. Where's Dr. House when you need him??!!

I have had a headache since last Wednesday and the left side of my face is numb to some sort of degree almost all the time. I am also quite tired, I hope all of this subsides soon!

So I guess I don't really have anything new to update after last week's post, hopefully there will be more to say after my appointment next week. Thanks to everyone who has phoned, emailed and texted. Your prayers and support have meant so much to us all.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

A little bit of drama

We have had a bit of drama in our household this week. I have just returned home from a short stint in the hospital! Tuesday morning at 3:00 my whole left side went numb, I collapsed on my bed and started shaking uncontrollably. Ron called his parents to come stay with the kids and then called 911. We headed into the hospital and immediately had blood work and a CT scan done. The results were normal and I was then scheduled for an MRI and EEG. My MRI results have come back normal as well and we are still waiting on the EEG results, which could take a few weeks. I was told that having normal CT and MRI results ruled out stroke, MS, tumors and an aneurism. The EEG will show signs of seizures. Apparently it takes the neurologist a while to get around to reading results so it will be a bit before I know what is going on. I know some have suggested it was a migraine and others are hitting the Google search engine for other suggestions as well but I'm being cautious and waiting to see what the last test results are and what doctors have to say before I say anything more as to what has happened.

I am home now, have a headache and my body is sore from lying in a bed for the last however many hours but I'm glad to be home and Ron and the kids are happy to have me home too. I missed sending the oldest two off to their first day of school today but made it home 10 minutes before the bus pulled up at the end of the day. My mom has been here to help out which means my house is clean and laundry is done!! I may need to fake something tomorrow so she doesn't leave! ;)

We are still in the process of figuring things out while waiting for test results so I will update here when I have more information. Thanks to all who have sent well wishes, it has meant a lot!!