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Old 08-25-2002, 08:48 PM   #1
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Mom had stroke last night and on my current 'schedule' 8/31 could be a grand mal seizure. Keep us in your prayers 'cause we really need them right now. Thanks, Anna

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Old 08-25-2002, 09:19 PM   #2
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I will definately pray for you and your loved ones. Hope all goes well Anna.


 
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Old 08-26-2002, 01:05 PM   #3
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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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Many thanks,

I feel your comfort across the miles and cannot tell you how much it's appreciated.

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Old 09-08-2002, 09:33 PM   #5
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Just wanted you to know that I am still praying for you. Hope all is going well! Please let us know how your Mom, and you are. Be well. http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/dance.gif Kathy
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Old 09-09-2002, 07:25 AM   #6
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Thank you, Kathy(and peeps) for your prayers and concern.

First, the good news Mama got moved back to the unit over the weekend. She's showing some improvement, but we're not out of the woods yet.

As for me, I ended up in the ER and found out the seizure had compressed a disc in the neck and the muscles were still in spasm. They gave me a muscle relaxant and some pain pills. Now, I wait for my next two appointments; one with ortho and one with an epilepsy specialist (like Tattoo recommended).

Getting to see the specialist is easier said than done. There are only two(2) in the city and only one works with my insurance. He's said to be one of the best in the business, which may account for why he's booked up or out of town (at an international conference on epilepsy) until October. However, his nurse has promised to let me have a walk-in if there are any cancellations.

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Old 09-09-2002, 10:09 AM   #7
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That is great !!!! You and your mom are in my prayers. Keep your chin up, there is light at the end of the tunnel!!! http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/t_up.gif

 
Old 09-13-2002, 07:57 AM   #8
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Thank you everyone

Saw the epilepsy specialist on yesterday. According to Dr. Fisch "the previous tests may have been negative, but they aren't now." I now 'officially' have an epilepsy diagnosis "originating from the temporal lobe area" and will be put in hospital for five(5) days for 'epilepsy monitoring' near the end of the month.

The doctor is also changing my medication from Dilantin to Keppra. Keppra will be titrating upward in 500mg increments, (alternating am/pm per week) to 3000 mg/day bid at which point they will begin weaning me off of the Dilantin. The doctor warned that there will be a week when I am on a full dose of Keppra ALONG with a full dose of Dilantin and may feel a bit "spaced out".

If I fail on too many more meds he says they can try the Venus Nerve Stimulatator or surgery. I have to admit that just the thought of surgery terrifies me.

My boss is GREAT I would not be able to survive this without him. (the INVALUABLE support of this board is a given especially Tattoo)

Meanwhile, Mama is hanging in there and I, and my family, cannot thank you enough for your prayers.

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