Thanks for the welcome! I have a neuro appointment this monday at 10am. He does know about all the new seizures ive been having and how severe they've been. Between me and my husband, we keep him well posted on everything. But at my appointment on monday im going to go over EVERYTHING with him. I want him to know about all the side effects ive been having on the meds, about every tiny detail that happens before, during and after my seizures, and so on and so on. The last phone conversation I had with him with, which was about a week ago, he mentioned something about swithcing my meds around. Im kinda scared to do that though. I hate having seizures and I dont want to provoke them in any way, but then again, maybe switching my meds might actually help. Im just so lost and confused on everything. I feel like a big baby! I know you (browneyed girl) mentioned that it gets better...and Im sure that it does because everything usually works out. Its just the waiting period thats soooo hard to deal with... and at this point I just dont feel like I have the will power or the "umph" to look ahead. Im sure its just from my meds, but im just so depressed about everything. Which this is also another thing that im bringing up monday at my appointment. I might feel a little better if I knew exactly what "type" of seizures/epilepsy I have. I just so new to this all of this and its so overwhelming and I just dont know where to begin with anything. Thanks again for replying to my post!
Oh and Duck Im actually from louisville ky. I live about 20 minutes south of there now. What part is your husband from?
I'm so glad to hear you are going to tell the doc everything. Sounds like you have a good man(your husband) keeping an eye on you. Remember it is tough on him too. At times I took my frustration out on my man when I couldn't make sense of it all. Later the guilt of that always made everything else worse too. Try to see all the ways he is helping and that he wants a answer too. Try to look at your time of not driving as extra time given to you to spend with your boys. Take naps with them too. I did discover that watching TV made me feel worse, headaches and nausea. Live each moment to the fullest. I know it sounds just like words but it does help if you look outside yourself and not inside. Check if there are any women Bible studies in your area. I'm sure they would be glad to pick you up and they probably have daycare for the boys. One more thing please be sure to tell your doc you are feeling depressed.
There are some great medicines that help. I know. Write down everything you want to tell the doc. Just give him the list. It gets pretty depressing just having to tell it all over and over again. Good luck at your appointment tomorrow!