Yeah, I changed the name of my blog again. I figured that this new title would encompass any additional dogs that should come into the family. I can’t imagine getting another dog, although a few weeks ago I did dream that I had a German Shepherd named Shiloh. I’ve always wanted a German Shepherd, but I’ve gotten so used to the low-shed breeds that I don’t know if I want to deal with seasonal shedding. I could go for a Standard Poodle, though.
So, what have I been up to? Nothing really. I did start a job, I don’t remember if I told you that. I work/worked for a temp company and I was stationed at a mortgage company. I loved working there. Then it happened…
I wasn’t feeling well that day. I thought it was because of all the negative energy in the room. Everyone was on edge. I can’t be around negative energy because it affects me. I take it on and it brings my mood down. Anyway, I was dragging and I just wanted the day to end.
I went to the restroom and came back to the office. One of the guys who works there, a guy who I’ve grown quite fond of, acted scared when he saw me. I shook my head and told him he was weird. I took a couple steps and I collapsed. I heard people calling my name and I couldn’t respond. I could barely keep my eyes open. 911 was called and soon people were fussing over me, talking to me, pinching me to see if I’d respond. I couldn’t respond. I knew what was going on, but I couldn’t respond. I just wanted everyone to go away, leave m alone, and let me lie there.
I eventually came out of it when they were about to put an IV in me. I shook my head and I was finally able to talk. However, I still had to get the IV in my hand because I was going to the hospital. On the way there I talked, laughed, and a couple times I randomly cried.
Tests were taken, my mom was called, my dad was called. The aid came in and wrapped my bed with blankets, saying something about seizures. Surely I didn’t have a seizure. The only thing is it couldn’t be anything else. My blood sugar and my blood pressure were perfect.
Turns out I did have a seizure, absent seizure to be precise. The doctor told me I couldn’t drive for six months or until my family doctor said I could. I was discharged and allowed to go home.
My regular doctor saw me the next day or the day after. She confirmed it was a seizure and recommended that I don’t drive. She said she wouldn’t turn it into the police, but I knew I needed to stay off the road.
So, I haven’t driven since the fourth of last month. I haven’t even gotten in to see a neurologist. I basically sit at home trying to keep from going stir crazy. I’ve had at least four absent seizures since, and one full blown seizure.
My dogs have been patient with me. A few weeks ago after I had a seizure, Haley even guarded me while I slept, only leaving my side when she knew I was feeling better. Family and friends have been great as well.
I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be able to live by myself. I’ve thought about getting a roommate or selling my house and moving in with my mom. I haven’t decided yet. I guess I’ll wait until after I see the neurologist to decide my fate. Either way, I’ll keep you posted.
Until next time, continue being at the side of your human.