Wow! you continue to amaze me!!!!
what else could possibly have happened to you?
do you still have problems with the diabetes also?
that epidural thing - had me wincing
what an idiot nurse! i had an epidural with Aaron (C-section)
but it was much better than the nerve block i had with Josh
nothing like what u went thru
this stupid thing is double-spacing everything - and i don't have a clue why...
did you have a good fourth?
we had a great time! went to my mother-in-laws for a cook-out and swimming - we had fun...
actually the sunglasses sound like a good thing - i can "see" that working..:)
i know when i've been to certain movies - i cover my eyes if there is a lot of flashing lights in a particular scene - most arent' bad - and i tell u - i love movies. we went to see "lakehouse" last weekend. my husband just loves sandra bullock! she has that sooo girl next door look.
sometimes i think staying so busy has been the best thing for me - especially for the pain. my husband and i run a pantry on saturday mornings for people in the area who need food. sunday morn i teach sunday school. besides working all week, i do art on the side from home some evenings... and.... on top of all that (can u believe?) we have a white bird business - i do releases for weddings, funerals and celebrations, etc.
we did a particularly beautiful wedding a few wks ago (so glad the wedding season is over). we had 2 birds in the white heart box for the bride and groom to release. as soon as they start to fly - my husband and i let ours loose on either side (4 in each box). and they all come together - circle a few times in the sky - then head back to our house. i was really nervous about this one - cause the bride wanted everything antique - so i even went out and bought some new boxes for the wedding. but it was worth it - everything went perfectly!!!
if someone had told me 10 years ago - all the things i'd be doing now - i'd have told them they were crazy! i thought after my boys were this age, we'd have some peace and quiet! ha! (and the boys still live at home...which is fine.. i'll keep them as long as i'm able)
you said earlier you really enjoy your computer... do you play games or like particular programs?
gotta go - my sister n law brought over some dessert.
Hi Jen, welcome to HW.
As Mandi said "I know many people who have been on it for years and are living a seizure-free life." Me included. (26 yrs.and counting)
I have my liver enzymes checked monthly and have had no probs. I do however have most of the other side effects from dilantin.
RE: Mandi's quote ~ " I walked around like a zombie, couldn't hold my head up, I was a shell of a person. My anxiety was through the roof, I would run into things, stumble and fall down, suffered from extreme depression, and couldn't preform simple tasks."
At the time of my first seizure, (1979) there was not too much known about the condition and therefore not many anti-convulsive medications ~ today you have much more choices. I was also dx'd with Ulcerative Colitis which I also take meds for, the dilantin was the only anti-convulsant drug at that time that did not have a negative reaction to with my UC meds. For that reason alone I can't change meds.
Too bad to hear about your medical insurance issue.