Awake

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Awake is the best way I can think to explain how I felt last night. Since Saturday night I’ve been in this fog of numbness, both body and mind, and just “gone”. It started with my tongue and lips getting numb at the OSU game Saturday. I had been thinking it was hypoglycemia, so I had some coke and cotton candy for sugar levels. The numbness had spread to my face by Sunday morning. (This happened last month, Oct 14th and lasted 3 days)

Then the real issues started.

  • Difficulty speaking
  • ears feel like I’m under water
  • pins and needles in hands and feet
  • loss of balance
  • extreme dizzy
  • extreme nausea
  • difficulty swallowing
  • feeling of something stuck in my throat
  • numbness in hands/face/lips/feet
  • Pain behind my right eye
  • blurred vision
  • and feeling my mind slipping away from me.
  • My body would not do what I wanted it to.
  • By Monday morning I was completely out of it. Fighting not to pass out.
  • slurred speech
  • loss of motor skills (holding phone to text, difficultly walking)

I can’t explain how that feels. To fear closing your eyes for hear they won’t open again. I stayed up most of Sunday night to keep sugar in my body. Monday morning Thomas rushed me to the ER. My speech was gone, slurred and unable to say what I was thinking.

At the ER they did a slew of tests.

  • Ct of head w/o contrast
  • Urinalysis
  • protime-INR
  • Ck and Troponin I
  • CMP
  • ECG 12 lead
  • lipase
  • cbc
  • cbc with differential
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
  • Xray Chest
  • POCT Glucose
  • Vitals, Orthostatics

Everything came back normal. Stroke was ruled out, heart attack or blood clot was ruled out. Many things were ruled out.

The thing that they sent me home with?
Emergency MRI of the brain and spine to be done Nov 18. Then appointment with neurologist to rule out or diagnose multiple sclerosis. I’m all for the ruling it out. I’m having trouble finding a neurologist  with openings until February to January. But, I’m trying to find a way around it. I know my rheumatologist treats MS, but I’m waiting to hear back from his office to see if he can diagnose or rule it out.

 

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