Went to a regular physician, figured I really needed to see one regularly anyhow...explained the episode with the facial paralysis and speech articulation difficulties 3 weeks after a tick bite and 48 hrs after my 1st walk on the treadmill in months. (On the day i walked on the treadmill for 15 mins, i also had 2 meals of that slim fast powder (which is the FIRST TIME i've ever done that)...and i had noticed on the can that it said '45% less sugar"....great, i thought, they most likely boosted the aspartamane in it, which i totally avoid usually. but i drank it anyway, since it was a brand new can.)
ANYWAY, he did an ekg right there in the office...said i have an occasional extra heart beat, but it's ok, normal nothing to worry about...said everything looks healthy...coronary and coratid arteries look/feel ok... he is sending me for a ct scan of the head next week.
he is thinking (in this order) possibly 1) mild stroke due to come unknown cause (maybe the aspartamane)
2) brain mets or 3) lyme or rocky mountain spotted fever.
I am obviously hoping for 3. or maybe 1, but not 2! We just have to wait and see. you know that 'ol routine.
so far it has not happened again, i do feel fine... he said if it were brain mets i probably wouldn't have improved so quickly after the episode... he said he would do some research on the aspartamane thing... i did and BOY is that bad stuff. can i sue them?!?! ha.
anyway thanks so much for listening to me..... i was really flipping out.
ps- Race For The Cure tomorrow am! YAY! i raised $1500+ from my office! yipee!!
"It's been worth everything I've been through,
To do what I do"
To Do What I Do -Alan Jackson, 2004