Time for a Medical Update

Hello, friends! Back in October, I shared with you that I had been having seizures. I did finally make it in to see the neurologist in November. He ordered a brain mri, which thankfully came back negative. He also ordered an EEG. It also came back negative. The doctor’s conclusion? Movement Disorder. He could not say what type of movement disorder; for this I would need to see a movement disorder specialist. Ugh, more referrals, more phone calls, more denials, more stress. Thankfully my momma bear came to the rescue again. Last week she found a doctor, and my appointment is set for the 12th of this month. I have a good feeling about this one; I really think we’ll be able to get some answers. We are all anxious as it has been a trying several months. For a little while the episodes seemed to let up, and I even started driving again. Unfortunately, they are back full-force and I have quit driving once more. There were four times while driving that I had these episodes. Thankfully, I was able to pull over before they went full blown. It’s too scary and they escalate so quickly. I can’t take the risk of putting my family or anyone else in danger.

I was hesitant to add this video, but I wanted to give you all an idea of what I am talking about when I mention these episodes (attacks, as we call them). My muscles tighten up and have a difficult time releasing. The positions that I end up in at times are so painful. The more severe episodes leave me completely wiped out and in need of a long nap. This video shows a mild episode that I had last night. Please excuse the goofy attire and crazy hair -it was a lazy Sunday.

I pray you all have a wonderful week. Thank you all for your patience, kindness and support.

With love,

J♡

19 thoughts on “Time for a Medical Update

    1. Aww thank you! Hahaha, no alien abduction here…at least I don’t think so. I can’t seem to remember. Hmmm, a little suspicious. Thanks for the chuckle! How have you been?!

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  1. This video brought me to tears. I am so very sorry you are going through this. I pray heavenly father bring this to an end.

    I know you want answers and I know you have gotten a lot of knowledge.

    I do know that strong antidepressants can cause seizures as this is something that happened to one of my friends while on zoloft. She lives on meds for seizures and has full blown ones and does have back pain problems.

    I’ve been told by doctors to not mix painkillers with antidepressants as that can cause seizures due to serotonin levels. I don’t take antidepressants.

    Another thing, you probably already know; epidurals run risk of seizures and therefore any foreign object in the body can definitely cause seizures.

    I know God sees you and I pray He brings you complete healing and sends you His Angels.

    Much love, light and healing friend. Still in tears. Your daughter’s touch of love towards you while seizing can bring such emotions to the heart.

    😘😍🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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    1. Thank you Emma, for your words and for the prayers❤. I didn’t intend to cause any tears. I struggled with whether or not to share the video; I think it shows what is hard to describe in words though. I’m sorry to hear about your friend 😢. I have wondered about the pills too. I have gotten away from the Hydrocodone, but still take a muscle relaxer and my antidepressant. I also thought about the SCS device, but the surgeon said that was not the cause. My kiddos have been such a huge help and so understanding. I am blessed for sure. Thank you again for the love and prayers! I hope you are well! ❤💜

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      1. Trust your intuition. And, being transparent is powerful. Posting that video was powerful.

        I shared your post last night so I could get more praying power activated for you. I’m believing that the culprit causing those seizures will be resolved and for your overall healing. 😁😘🙏

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      2. Sorry for the slow reply, Emma! Thank you and thank you so much for sharing! The power of prayer is an amazing thing. Going through testing and will hopefully have an answer in a couple weeks or so. 💜💜💜

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    1. Thank you. 💜 Yes, even though they make her nervous at times, she does her best to help. The kids have been so understanding and helpful. I am a blessed momma.

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    1. Sorry for the delay in response. Thank you.💛 Yes, I am very proud. She and her brother, though they sometimes feel like they’re not helping much, really are a huge help. Just them being there assuring me that it is okay, makes it not so scary. I really hope you are well. Hugs

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