The Road to Recovery


Hello everyone in blog world. Yes I  know it has been awhile but please don’t think I haven’t thought of you.

I have been on the road of recovery as you know from my last blog post. Since I told you the brief story I figure I should tell you how my life has been since we Last visited.

As you know I was sick. Started out as a tonsillitis (at least that’s what the doctor said it was) but with in twenty-four hours my life was turned upside down. I had to get most of the story from my husband since I don’t remember the next two days. My hubby said it was the scariest thing you could watch someone you love go through. I was unresponsive at times I wouldn’t make sense when I did respond to him I would just say yes or no or leave me alone.So here is the short version of the story. Side note LP was at grandma and grandpa’s the night this happened (Thank God) :

Hubby came home from work (night shift) and went to check on me in bed and I was nowhere to be found. He soon found me in LP’s bedroom standing looking in her closet. He asked me what I was doing and I gave a response made no sense at all. He led me back to our room and put me back to bed. From there I am not sure what order the following things took place but you will get the idea. As my hubby laid me down I began to convulse Hubby told me that I had a seizure for about forty-five mins. In that time hubby had called 911 and Two police cars, one ambulance, and two fire trucks showed up to my house by this time it was about 8am and my neighbors were getting a show for sure.  The paramedics had to give me a sedative to get me to calm down. I was rushed to the hospital where they did a bunch of tests on me to find I had viral meningitis. For those of you who don’t know what that is this is what wikipedia had to say about it.

 

Meningitis is inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges.[1] The inflammation may be caused by infection with viruses, bacteria, or other microorganisms, and less commonly by certain drugs.[2] Meningitis can be life-threatening because of the inflammation’s proximity to the brain and spinal cord; therefore the condition is classified as a medical emergency.

Since I had a seizure my brain was very infected and it was moving from sick to life and death. I don’t remember that day or the next day but my hubby said I was awake and talking but I don’t remember them at all. I spent a week in the hospital and went to stay at my in-laws. I had to be watched to make sure I didn’t faint fall seizure for the next month. I couldn’t watch TV, go on the computer, Read, knit, sew, do word games, play cards. Any thing so I mostly slept and watched people live their lives while I got better.

Now I’m back at home able to do mostly every thing I could do before my ordeal. The after math has left me with something. Headaches and Tremors. And I am talking My hands shake so bad I can’t hardly do anything. So the doctor gave me some anti seizure meds and they pretty much take care or the tremors and the headaches. With time the doctor said I should make a full recovery.

 

So that’s my story (the short version) but before I sign off I would like to say a few Thanks

Thank you to my husband’s family, You stepped up when things got scary I owe you so much.

Thank you to my family for loving me

Thank you to my friends who checked up on my to make sure I was still kicking

Thank  you to the Minnesota Cloth Diapering Mommies  facebook group for sending me that delicious edible arrangement

and Last but not least Thank you to my husband. not every girl gets a knight in shinning armor, You saved my life and I am so thankful you are my knight in shinning armor.

 

Happy Living 🙂

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I am writing to you from my cellphone. I’m staying at my in laws house because on Monday the third I had an incident at home. I had been sick for a few days , went to the doctor and was sent home with medication. I ended up having a seizure and being rushed to the hospital. I don’t remember any of it I just remember waking up in the hospital and being told I had meningitis. I spent a week in the hospital, and am pretty much on bed rest, in fact I’m not even suppose to be using a computer at all. But I had to let you all know that I won’t be around for a month.