The most horrible thing that has happened to me, happened twice, which was having a seizure at the ages twelve and fourteen. The first one happened while I was at track practice. I was walking to one of the coaches to hand them a baton, so one of the runners could practice one of the running melodies. Then the next thing I remember was waking up in the ambulance looking around wondering what had just happened. Then waking up again at Wesley hospital. From what I was told about the first seizure was that I fell to the ground and all the coaches ran to where I was. One coach went and called for an ambulance and called my parents. Everyone was freaking out. After a couple days of being away from track practice everyone told my mom that they’ll make sure that I would take my medications on time. The head coach at the time never had to worry about where I was, because of me yelling at those who were participating in track.
There was another time I had a seizure. i was a sophomore in high school. It was a week before school started and I was at the high school going to volleyball practice and I had my second seizure. I remember this one, because I was more aware of what was going on and I was off my medication. My doctor had taken off it towards the end of of the previous school year. I remember from this episode was everything going brown, my arms shaking and losing all my volleyball equipment that I had in my arms. Then the routine started again. Someone calling for an ambulance. Then I woke up in the ambulance, but this time I had a neck brace on me, because of how I landed. I had tried to brace myself. Then I woke up in the hospital, where I had a little post-seizure accident, which is normal. The nurse that was there at the time was really nice about the incident. After that incident I had to wait until I had a doctors note to go back to participate. It didn’t mean I couldn’t go to practice, it just meant I couldn’t practice with the rest of the team. When I finally got my doctor’s note, I finally went back to practice and I was glad to, because it sucked really bad not being able to practice with the rest of the team.
By no you are probably wondering what caused my seizure. I had a big sinus infection that overwhelmed my head. It made it very uncomfortable to sleep at night. Boy, I did not like it all. At the time that I had this sinus infection they could quite figure out exactly why it was causing it me so much pain. So they took some scans it revealed that it was a massive sinus infection. This is why I had and hate my seizures.
Now, I have to go to the doctor’s office every six to nine months for regular check-ups and every two to three yeas to have an EEG tests. Both of which happen to be a big drag. what is an EEG you ask, well, it’s a test where they stick around 15 electrodes on you head with a type head-like glue or glop as I like to call it. The have you stay up the night before until midnight, with out caffeine or sugar. The you have get back up at 4 or 5 in the morning depending on hat time your test is. Then you go and sit in a recliner and they give a strobe light test, ask you a few questions and have go to sleep. The test takes about an hour. My last test was on a rainy day, so you would think I would be able to go to sleep during the strobe light test, but I didn’t. During the actual sleeping part of the EEG, the air conditioner kicked on and woke me up. It wasn’t fun at all. I also have a follow up doctor’s appointment after these tests to go over the readings and to see what needs to be done. Since then, I’ve been taken off my medication, put back on it and had it up graded.
Also, I’m taking medication for it and I don’t like it at all. I have to get up in the morning at the same dreadful time and take a 500mg pill. At one time I was taking six 150mg tablets, three in the morning and tree at night and along with my 500mg tablet, a 250mg pill. I didn’t like that whole thing, because I would forget to take the three 150mg pills at night. I’m glad that my docto upgraded to just two then one pill in the morning. Now I don’t have to worry. I wish I didn’t have to take my medication, because it’s driving me bonkers. I don’t kno why it’s doing this to me, but trust me it is. Also, what makes it hard to understand why all this is happening is when you don’t remember it ever occurring in the first place, like with my first seizure. It’s the worst thing that could ever happen to a person in their whole life.
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