Sounds like you had a fun day! lol. I particularly liked the Cleopatra joke. Do you know who she is really? I hope you get the answer your looking for... especially after 5 and a half hours of testing! lol
P.S Dont worry about your memory... its normal to lose things as time goes on. Id be worried if you didnt! lol
I think that what you're experiencing is absolutely normal - I think almost anybody who's had a seizure in public would be anxious that they might have another. I know I am. (Heck, I'd probably be anxious if I'd only had them in my living room 'cuz it might happen elsewhere). Guess it's a matter of how much the anxiety is affecting your ability to live your life like you want to. I hope the 5 1/2 hour investment gives you what you're looking for (keep us posted). I guess, at the least, you had an interesting experience with a few laughs...
What does your neurologist say about the lack of sleep? Mine wants me to sleep well at all costs, 'cuz sleep deprivation triggers my seizures. Ambien is the answer for me.
I wouldnt dream of sueing you... if nothing else, I cant afford to! lol You can use it if you want. It doesnt bother me... I probably got it off someone else anyway!
P.S Cleopatra was indeed a queen... The Queen of Egypt!
She was always played by Elizabeth Taylor in the movies, that was all I could remember the other day and she was the Queen of the Nile, that's in Egypt right? Queen of Denial?
There's no telling what they will determine about me from that test, I was so sleep deprived. I get goofy when I don't get enough sleep.
Blimey, Carla. I thought some of my tests were weird - especially the ones which involved about 30 sensors superglued to my head - but you've got me beat. What's the point in asking people about queens of ancient Egypt? Seems to me that those who are fatigued, badly educated or just plain dim would get a more serious diagnosis.
The insomnia sounds unspeakably grim. Even the TV's rubbish at that time of night. Do they think it's linked to your epilepsy? At least you're getting enough sleep later, even if it's tearing great chunks out of your day. Otherwise you might get stuck in a vicious circle - lack of sleep worstening your seizures, epilepsy making you miss even more sleep.
Good line about the parole officer, by the way. It's good to play with these doctors a little.
I had the same test, same questions asked, same memory tests, same little puzzles to do, etc.
My former employer of 30 years sent me for a neuro/phyc evaluation to find out if I was faking my epilepsy to the degree of trying to get out of doing certain tasks.
Well ~ I won that battle and the neurologist documented what I could/couldn'd do.
Due to downsizing and the fact that I was close to retirement, it was determined that I couldn't learn new tasks (due to long term use of meds) the Doctor recommended that I go on "Medical Retirement" with full pension, I was only 47 years old at the time.