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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What I'm Thankful For Wednesday

Okay, so I'm going to let you all in on a little secret that happened the other day.  Not sure if you saw, but I posted briefly that I made a pit stop in the ER on Thursday.

This all goes back to "What I'm Thankful For".  On Thursday I had a seizure.  Luckily I was at a friends office for a meeting at the time and she and some co-workers held my head still and called 911.  I came to in the ambulance and promptly started to hit on the EMT on behalf of Amy....yes, I'm a good friend :)

Anyway, I get to the hospital where everyone is SO nice and helpful.  They made sure to keep me informed of all that was going on while simultaneously reassuring me that things would be okay. Oh, and they let me watch basketball on tv...I was concerned about my bracket!

At this point Hubby and Amy are both sitting with me in the ER and holding my hands.  If they are scared to death they do not let me know, they are both as calm and cool as cucumbers.  Had it not been for them I would have probably had a nervous breakdown!

This is where the Thankful part really comes into play.  First of all, Amy: I love you so much and am not sure what I would have done without you.  It gives me goosebumps to even think about it.  You are the sister I always wanted and for that I love you eternally.

Matt: You have been the most amazing husband through all of this.  You are my rock and I am so lucky to have you in my life.  Even though you are overprotective sometimes (which, I can only laugh at)...I am grateful to be married to you and would not have it any other way. 

After that downer...I'm going to lighten the mood and let you in on some things I've learned about having a brain issue:
1. When they tell you that the meds they put you on can make you loopy, they mean it.  I've been walking into walls for 3 days...seriously.
2. Not driving is kind of sweet...I will always have a DD (at least for the rest of the two weeks I can't drive)
3. Said medications also disrupt your depth perception...hence me almost taking down a wall at Target with my foot (only meant to tap something)
4. The dog can sense when something is wrong...she's been laying on my head for the past 4 nights
5. I'm very happy to report that I was one of the very small percentage of people who did NOT pee their pants during the seizure...small victories people.

Best of all: I got to see Kirtie! She came home for the weekend to see me!

Anyway, back to my lovely hubby, this is for you!
Oh, and I'm still killing you at March Madness! 

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  1. How scary! It sounds like you have an awesome support group. Enjoy always having a DD!

  2. that's intense girl!! so thankful you have an amazing support system! thoughts and prayers with you
    PS: I did laugh a little reading your meds disclaimers lol =)