Thursday, February 6, 2014

Back to the Drawing Board

Well, fiddle.  I had a seizure yesterday.  It may have inadvertently been my doing, as well . . .

The seizure occurred during the early morning hours, within minutes after getting out of the shower . . . and the water may have been a bit too hot (which raises the histamine levels; raised histamine levels are seizure triggers).

Tex heard me go into the seizure and came into the bathroom as quickly as possible; but he reached the doorway just as I fell in the middle of the bathroom.  On the hard tile floor.  Ouch.  I received a bloody nose, along with a few bumps and bruises - some on my face, some on my legs.  I also incurred a soft tissue injury to my right arm, which happens to be my  dominant arm.  Needless to say, I'm not being very productive today.  (For instance, it's taken me about 5 minutes just to type this tiny little bit of this post).

And, of course, there's the usual after-seizure soreness in my calf muscles.

Tex also reminded me that the day after a seizure is always the hardest; physically and emotionally (partly due to the chemicals working to get back in sync and partly due to how much I abhor seizures).  Because of that (and the pain in my arm), I'm not going to make this a very long post.

Looking on the bright side of things, I made it up to 28 weeks + 5 days with being seizure-free this time!  That's over 7 months; that's huge for me!  I still believe that GARD is working and am going to continue to following that particular eating protocol.  (And, more confession time:  I made meatloaf with oats as the filler over the weekend.  Normally, I use rice, but was a bit time disorganized, so opted for oats instead.  Hmmm . . . oats are restricted on GARD.  It's not one of the main restrictions, but it is, nonetheless, listed.  I had been doing so well, being seizure-free, that I foolishly thought that I'd be ok using oats this one time.  Lesson learned).

So!  Back to the Drawing Board.
Thanks for reading; y'all be blessed.

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