Explanation...  

curious082385 31F
4230 posts
7/4/2006 4:54 am

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7/12/2006 4:11 am

Explanation...


I logged into my IM tonight and as soon as I changed my status to visible I got bombarded with people asking what had happened and wanting to know what caused the seizure and was I ok. So I figured I would just answer the questions here.

Basically they don't really know what is wrong with me. I have a heart condition called Neurocardiogenic Syncope(NCS) that causes me to pass out and I have what is called a secondary seizure. Normally, it is not a terribly serious condition because I have enough warning to try to avert it or at least make sure I'm safe...ie pull off the road if I'm in a car. But in my case there are complications and that is the part the doctors can't explain. At seemingly random points in time, my blood pressure will spike or drop (which triggers or is triggered by the NCS), my brain swells, I pass out, stop breathing and go into a seizure.

This has been happening for several years now and my family knows what to do. I was taken to the hospital for pain medication...swollen brain = serious headache...and they do tests and watch me to make sure I don't have an aneurysm (think I spelled that right) and then send me home with a bunch of happy pills to rest.

Now before a certain few [blog saintlianna] jump on me for downplaying things, the biggest answer is that yes, I really am ok. I took a few days off work, stayed off my feet, went up to enjoy my family reunion this weekend and am back to work feeling rested and fine.

Thank you again to all for your caring and concern.


rm_1hotwahine 62F
21091 posts
7/4/2006 7:46 am

It's 'cause we love you!410

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]


curious082385 replies on 7/5/2006 2:10 am:
I know...love you too.

Nightguy_1961 55M
4866 posts
7/4/2006 7:50 am

I'm just glad you're back


curious082385 replies on 7/5/2006 2:10 am:
So am I...I missed you guys!

toothysmile 50M
16515 posts
7/4/2006 8:51 am

thank you for clearing that up. i was worried. i'm just glad you're feeling better.
and it's so good to see you back.
my kisses to you.


curious082385 replies on 7/5/2006 2:11 am:
Don't be worried...all is good.
Thank you though for caring enough to be worried.

rm_gerson42 52M
2419 posts
7/4/2006 9:20 am

Ditto 1Hot! Glad your ok.
ger


curious082385 replies on 7/5/2006 2:11 am:
Me too...good to see you back around here as well.

panthersdreamer 46M
295 posts
7/4/2006 9:44 am

welcome back sweetie!

jessman


curious082385 replies on 7/5/2006 2:11 am:
Thank you!

Choozmi 50M

7/4/2006 10:09 am

I'm glad to see you're back. I was wondering why you hadn't posted anything for a while. I figured you were busy falling in love somewhere (or having wild times).

I'm sorry your absence was for a medical reason but I'm glad you're okay.

Hey, this isn't going to be like the movies, is it, where someone keeps insisting they're really truly okay and suddenly they're in a coma? I hate that.


curious082385 replies on 7/5/2006 2:12 am:
Wild times? Nah...morphine doesn't do much to me so it can't really be considered wild party times.

rm_kelli4u2dew 41F
5220 posts
7/4/2006 10:19 am

Hugs.


curious082385 replies on 7/5/2006 2:12 am:
Hugs back!

curious082385 replies on 7/5/2006 2:13 am:
Sorry I haven't been over to your blog yet...I'm trying to catch up with everyone and you all post a ton of interesting stuff for me to read. I'll try to get over there tonight though.

rm_corezon 53F
3376 posts
7/4/2006 12:21 pm

Relieved you are ok and back to posting. Thanks for the update, we were worried about you.


curious082385 replies on 7/5/2006 2:13 am:
Aww...thank you! Everything is back to normal and I'm ok.

HBowt2 58F

7/4/2006 3:32 pm

glad to see you back....and posting...now go mind yourself...and dont do too much...


curious082385 replies on 7/5/2006 2:15 am:
No worries about that...still feeling tired from the meds. Only two more days of taking them though...YEAH!! But until that last day I'm not going to be doing too much other then work and resting.

marywannado 43F

7/4/2006 4:11 pm

Glad your back, it's about time, dammit...


curious082385 replies on 7/5/2006 2:15 am:
lol...sorry, hurried back as soon as I could.

toothysmile 50M
16515 posts
7/4/2006 5:37 pm

i'm throwing a party! i'm blowing 100 candles... for my 100 posts. i will be so happy if you stop by.
my kisses.


curious082385 replies on 7/5/2006 2:15 am:
Woohoo...PARTY!!

absolutelynormal 56F
6563 posts
7/4/2006 6:10 pm

Glad you're back.


curious082385 replies on 7/5/2006 2:16 am:
Thank you.
Yours is another blog that I'm trying to get down too. Have a lot of catching up to do.

TheCliticals 34F/F

7/4/2006 6:21 pm

Sending you hugs from us both and we hope that you feel much better very soon.
Sandy & Dee


curious082385 replies on 7/5/2006 2:16 am:
*hugs*
Thank you for the well wishes and the visit.

nightstalker172 36M
1258 posts
7/5/2006 4:44 am

Im glad that you are ok. you had us worried.....you shouldnt do that but its good to hear that you are doing better


curious082385 replies on 7/6/2006 6:10 am:
Awww...didn't mean to worry you. I promise...all good now.

papyrina 51F
21133 posts
7/5/2006 6:03 am

i shouldn't feel sorry for my self when i get banned and disapear for a week,much more serious stuff about,hugs honey,.loook after your self


I'm a

and
i'm here to stay


curious082385 replies on 7/6/2006 6:11 am:
*hugs back*
Don't worry...I took care of myself and was lazy for several days.

seek_u_topia 50M

7/5/2006 7:17 pm

glad to hear you're okay...and I know you'll take care of you. you're a smart cookie for such a youngster. (hobbling away with my cane muttering about the old days...)


curious082385 replies on 7/6/2006 6:12 am:
I remember my grandfather telling me stories about the good old days...

funintheday2006 56M
9659 posts
7/5/2006 11:34 pm

Stay well hon,take care


curious082385 replies on 7/6/2006 6:12 am:
Thanks...will do!

elysianpleasure 47M

7/6/2006 4:11 am


curious082385 replies on 7/6/2006 6:12 am:
Me thinks Elysian is happy this morning....

frbnkslady 48F
6183 posts
7/8/2006 3:53 pm

I am glad you are doing well. Please take care, take it easy.. T

T




curious082385 replies on 7/12/2006 4:09 am:
I did. Thank you.

sassybelle21 32F
13313 posts
7/9/2006 11:17 am

Stay well dahling dear


curious082385 replies on 7/12/2006 4:09 am:
Doing my best sweetie!

Fox4aKnight1 43F

7/9/2006 8:57 pm

hugs gal glad to hear yu are alright ......be safe .....and be careful


curious082385 replies on 7/12/2006 4:11 am:
No worries, I am!

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