Thanks, Mandi, you're so groovy! Okay, that's totally lame, but I'm in a good mood, and my quirky humor is coming out.
I was really worried about having to close tonight, b/c I was afraid I'd have one of my three guaranteed catamenial seizures (which always happen at night). But I ended up getting it out of the way yesterday (it was a waste of a perfectly good day, but I had friends with me, so I didn't mind too bad), so now I'm not too worried about it. I'm just happy to be able to get out of the house, and this weekends supposed to be really busy, and I love that. It gets my mind off everything else. I've been getting depressed off and on this week, b/c of going from being a full-time manager, with a fiance and a two year old son (my fiance's), to being a peon at the bottom of the work food chain, only able to work 2-3 shifts a week, single, no longer a mommie, moved back home with no money, no car, no house, and my mom dealing with her third bout of cancer. Ugh! It's been a rough month!
But things are looking up, and I know that this, too, shall pass. One day at a time. Are you doing better? I know you've been having it rough lately, as well. You've been in my thoughts a lot this week. You and Jennifer, actually, seen I haven't seen her post much this week.
Well, as they say in the South, "I'll holla' atcha later!" There's that quirky humor again! I gotta go to work.
I just wanted to congradulate you on your job. I'm happy for you!! You have been so nice to me in your posts. I admire your strength and courage through all that you are dealing with. You are a true inspiration to us all!!
Take care and I wish you the best of luck. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Thanks Babs! I didn't mean to blab so much on this site, but it really helps. I worked last night until 11 pm. I didn't think I'd make it that long, but it went really well, and a lot of people were impressed by how hard I worked, which was really nice to hear, even though it was all easy stuff to do. I told the women's manager about having seizures, and she was really good about it. She called the loss prevention manager over, and guess what? He has a mild form of epilepsy, and takes Depakote and Lamictal! He let me know that if I ever had a problem, I could page for the loss prevention team, and they would be able to help with whatever I needed. That way, I don't have to let anyone else know the details, but I don't have to worry about having a seizure at work.
It's still been a bad seizure week. I was supposed to work tonight, but started having seizures again this morning - tonic-clonics, no less. Ugh, they make me hurt. I had a friend over again, but it was really annoying to have to deal with seizures instead of being able to go out and have fun with other friends. Plus, I was having a REALLY hard time breathing for some reason. I ended up calling my boss, and let her know I'd been having seizures throughout the day, and wasn't sure if they would let up in time for me to get ready for work and get out there. She told me not to worry about it; they had doubled up the schedule to begin with, and though she'd miss my hard work, it was okay, just get to feeling better. She scheduled me for thirty hours this coming week, and I'm going to try my hardest to work all of them. After this week though, she's just going to put me on for 15-20 hours until I can get the med levels where they need to be. That will be good, b/c it seems if I work five hours one day, I spend the majority of the next day sleeping, so maybe if I only have 2-3 shifts a week, I can get out of bed for something other than work.
Anyway, just thought I'd update.
I'm glad you told your boss about the seizures and they have no problem with that. Now you don't have that stress to worry about.
I'm sorry to hear that this week has been a bad seizure week. I hope your meds do get leveled out soon and the decrease in hours helps you. I know you are drained from the seizures. (((Hugs)))
I agree that it helps to talk things out at HW. This place has really been a blessing to me. Keep us updated on your job and your seizure activity. Take care and you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
I had my first seizure at work on Thursday. Mortifying, but everyone was really nice about. Too nice, actually, in that patronizing way. My heads been jerking a lot the past few days, and last night was the worst night I've had in over a month. What stinks is that my day was really good, and I tried to pace myself and not overdo it, but it was a bad night anyway. Stopped breathing on my boyfriend twice, which is the first time he's experienced that. Luckily stopped on my own after about 40 minutes, so I was able to avoid the whole ER trip thing. I went to my parents today, and had a small one. My dad was pretty good about it, but griped at me b/c I don't want to wear an ID bracelet. I have the medic alert thing on my keychain, but he said no one's going to look at my keychain while I'm writhing on the floor.
I'm really depressed about all of this, and the weird thing is that when I have a good day, I feel like crying, b/c I know it won't last. Usually I'm really good about keeping a positive attitude, but the last two weeks. . . let's just say I haven't been coping too well w/ it.