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Old 01-26-2008, 12:58 AM
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Arrow Saw the Neuro's Nurse - Friday, Jan 25th


Saw my neurologist's Nurse on Friday, Jan, 25th.
Confirmed it Catamenial Epilepsy; and told me
to stay on the anti-inflammatory medication
that my Primary has me on. No changes in my
medication and there's nothing they can do;
because I'm so irregular and with Catamenials
they are difficult to control, but she was happy
to know that someone from the EF (Epilepsy
Foundation) had been teaching me because it
saved her a lot of time having to explain it all
to me.

However, something bad as like Jan 14th, I
need to go to the ER, but other events - I
won't need to, but just continue to keep a log,
continue to stay on the same medications.

On the other hand, I did tell her that my son's
friend, who's mom is an ARNP at the other Hospital
who obtained permission to get a better ace bandage
than the one they gave me at the Hospital I was
at and plus a small cloth tape, and she stopped
by (her daughter had to stop by anyway, my
son was going with her as she's looking for some
newer used cars and my son's an expert); showed
me how to wrap myself up right, and did inspect
my knee and she's afraid that there is some
damages, but of course I still have one more
week (see the Primary on the 31st), but I'm
off of crutches (they kill my armpits) and I'm
walking with my old cane. She still wants me
off of my leg though and not walk unless I have
to, which is kind of difficult for someone who is
hyper like me!

Good news is - my head is getting better, the
lump, while still there, is shrinking, but you can
still see the bruises, even when I try to hide it
under all the make-up.

I am kind of hoping that my knee will just take
a little longer to heal and not be shipped off to
an Ortho-Surgeon or for an MRI.

But one thing is when my neurologist's Nurse asked
me what I felt like when I woke up: I told her
it's the same thing what I tell all the Neurologists
and the Epileptologists - because I didn't know
how else to describe it, I feel like I've been beaten
up by a gang with baseball bats, I've been saying
this for years. She laughed, I didn't know how else
to describe it.

I'm terrible at trying to describe things!
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Old 01-26-2008, 03:55 AM
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I sure hope you won't need any knee surgery. If you do, you WILL have to stay off that leg. I've had laproscopic and boy did it swell! But the knee replacements are the WORST! I'd rather birth a 12 pound baby, naturally.

Have there been any more seizures since the "baseball bat gang" one? You've been kind of absent and I was beginning to worry. I have been gone a lot the past couple of weeks because of David


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I am here, I think. If my Primary and Neurologist
were here - they'd kill me in an instant!

Simply put - it's been a dreary day - I can't take it
anymore! I had to MOVE ... and a big mistake it was!
My KNEE is killing me; and I expect a whole bunch of
postings from everyone "I told you so's"

I've bumped my head at least 4 or 5 times (*ouch*)
and I did things I wasn't supposed to do and oh boy,
my poor knee! I'm going to need a pain killer tonight
which I hadn't used since Jan 17th.

I really deserved it! Like my Primary has scolded me
about pushing myself before I'm healed.... ouch, ouch,
ouch ... I'm going to pay dearly for it ~ I
think I'm going to call it a night early; after when I
take my shower!

Good thing that spanking machines when we were kids
were just that -- when we were kids! *whew*!

I don't think I've had any more seizures since.
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Take care brain, I hope you will get better soon.
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Shame on you for being up so late doing laundry!


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Old 01-27-2008, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Birdbomb View Post:
Shame on you for being up so late doing laundry!


Ummm Birdy?

Maybe this isn't a good time to tell you
that I also cleaned my bedroom up and
put everything away ... heh heh heh!

<----- good thing I'm in FL and you're
in NV or I'd be in trouble by YOU too!

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What is your major malfunction?

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Talking Now, BRAIN........


You can be in trouble by ME!

I live in Indiana, which is CLOSER to FLORIDA. AHEM. DO I NEED TO COME DOWN THERE AND STRAIGHTEN YOU OUT YOUNG LADY??? Geez Louise. What are we gonna do with ya?

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LET SOMEONE ELSE (YOUR SON) DO THE LAUNDRY!
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Talking Thanks for the offer! LOL!


Originally Posted by Meetz1064 View Post:
You can be in trouble by ME!

I live in Indiana, which is CLOSER to FLORIDA. AHEM. DO I NEED TO COME DOWN THERE AND STRAIGHTEN YOU OUT YOUNG LADY???

Sure - I can put you to work!




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