This evening I’m sitting here wanting to post something but feeling very tired. Last night while working at the part time job I had an “episode” which sent me home early and kept me home for the morning. What is an “episode”? Let me explain, at the risk of getting too personal here.
About 7 years ago I had a grand mal seizure. After that seizure and it’s subsequent treatment, my wife and I figured out that I’ve probably been having them most of my life. I’ve not had anything like that grand mal since the one mentioned above, but I’ve had what one neurologist called “pseudo-seizures” and my current one refers to as “episodes”. The “episodes” involve usually a sudden headache, some dizziness, some loss of color in the face, then they progress toward some emotional expression (usually crying), then the dreaded feeling that my wife and many other people are angry with me. Weird? Yes. This is what happened at work Saturday night. It appeared that my co-workers didn’t know what to do with me, and I didn’t know how to explain it to them. I’ve got an extended family member working there who helped me get stable, and thankfully one of the managers believed me, or at least I think he did. They called my wife who came and promptly took me home. It felt like it was two miles from the back of that store to the van. I was so tired, and yes that’s what usually follows all that mess.
These “episodes” don’t happen very often, maybe twice a year at most. They still scare the pants off of me and most people around me. At my full time job, most everyone has got the routine regarding the process so they usually are able to handle the situation. They’ve never seen it at the part time job though. What can I do for these “episodes”? Not much except get through it and sleep it off. Taking me to the ER is a waste of time unless something worse happens like if a broke a bone (like I did during the grand mal). I will probably call the neurologist tomorrow and let him know what happened just in case I need a note for the other job.
Despite all this, I’ll probably do some posting this week…
I’m also feeling a little bummed. I’m still on BlogNetNews’ Delaware Influence Chart at #12 but I’ve dropped off the chart for Delmarva. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, hit this link for all the links for BlogNetNews. I can take comfort in this: I am the self-proclaimed #1 blogger in Laurel!! Yes, I am probably vain.
In more blog news, I’d like my readers to know that July was this blog’s biggest month ever. I am very grateful for all you who visit on a regular basis. It means a lot that you like coming here again and again.