Alice, this is terrible! I'm sure you let them know you had a headache for a week before this episode occurred. This is so strange and they really need to get to the bottom of this.
Please let us know what you find out today. I'm really concerned and am praying for you that this is not anything serious.
Oh, Alice. I am so sorry and know how anxious you must be to get to the bottom of this. I'll be thinking of you and hope it never ever happens again!
Thank you all so much for your concern, it means alot to me. I had called my dr yesterday and I never heard back from her and she is away today. I am not happy.
So far, I feel ok today, just tired, no headache. I had an MRI on the brain, lung scan, EKG, US on Carotid Arteries, heart monitor and Holter monitor. I am still peeling sticky stuff off my body from all the monitors and IV's that were attached to me. My skin is very sensitive, so this has been fun.
My DH was also wondering about the possibility of it being a seizure, I don't know. I know nothing about Bell's Palsy, I will have to investigate that a bit, thank you for the suggestions.
My son and I did the groceries at the crack of dawn today, so when we were done I had to collapse on the couch. This was my first outing since the hospital. I survived, so hopefully, I can get out a bit over the weekend. At least maybe sit out in my yard and enjoy all my beautiful blooming flowers. The colors seem 'more so' to me right now. I will look up at the blooms and ignore the weeds.
I thank you again for your prayers and good wishes. It warms my heart.
God bless. Alice.
Thank you all for your concern. I was scared, no, I guess I was terrified. I have been tired these past few days, but so far, Thank God, I have felt alright.
Danielle, you mentioned GBS, as your MIL had had it, I also wondered about that. I had a strange attack in '75 and later in '83, somewhat like what I had these past few wks. I mentioned it to my then dr after the '83 attack. He asked if I had been sick or had a fever lately, but didn't say why and I didn't think to ask him. I don't remember a fever, so we moved on. Yrs. later I was reading an article about Andy Griffith while he was on Matlock, he was talking about how he had been so sick w/ GBS and what symptoms he had, and how he had been sick just before it. The whole thing was stunning, now I was really wondering if that was what hit me.
The symptoms I've had these past few wks are even more intense than the ones from yrs ago. I've read the symptoms can last minutes, hrs, days, wks, months, yrs, I don't know whether they can build up or just 'toy' w/ you. I had tingling first, then clenching and pain in my chest that made it hard to breathe. My hands and fingers went into some weird contraction, the fingers turned to opposite hand and finger tips turned up I had no control. My jaw felt locked, but I could still speak, I just didn't sound like 'me'. My knees contracted tightly, forcing my feet to press into the floor. I was unable to move on my own, security had to lift me out of our car into a wheelchair. The chest was very tight and painful, the hands and knees were tight and painful, but it all started w/ tingling and numbness. That is about what I can remember of it.
I do plan on getting answers. I don't want to live my life afraid to do something, for fear of 'whatever'! I don't like living in Limbo. I also have appts this wk w/ audiologist for testing for ENT. I hope I can answers this wk from several drs.
I had been gone for several days in the hospital, I was afraid my puppy would get upset. My DD put the phone on speaker so I could talk to him, he kept licking the phone trying to get to me. As I walked in the house, he ran over to me and rolled on his back so I could scratch his belly, such a guy!! Since I've been home he has been by me constantly. I think he is afraid I will leave him again.
Last night my DH and I went out for a little ride, the breeze was so delicious on my face. It is actually a beautiful day here on the East Coast, just enough breeze to see the flag flutter, beautiful sight! I wish you all a safe and healthy 4th.
Thank you again for your thoughts and well wishes.