I needed a break after Puerto Rico’s primaries because it got really intense on my end. I am currently taking a break and back to “work” next week.
Thanks for your consideration and patience,
The Palin Express
Just wanted to drop a note that I wanted to take a very short break to care care of family business, which is of course a very strong priority, and enjoy the sun. As much as I’d love to blog outside from my deck or front porch, I can barely see.
Some Vitamin D is great, in company of family and friends. Oh and of course I enjoyed our 2nd Amendment and did some target practice, which sent a healthy rush through my body.
Hat’s off to all of you who come over and check my site out!
- How do you define “Off the Grid?” (shankman.com)
I am back!
I had a very stressful week, where I became so ill I could not go to Jury Duty. A combination of low sugar, stress and heavy lifting made me feel like a seizure was coming, and so I cleared the floor around me and I waited for it. Closed my eyes, continued to breathe heavily while at the same time I started chewing a Kashi bar (no advertisement here folks).
After a few minutes, when it was clear I was not gonna have a seizure in the gym, my husband helped me to the car; with my shaky hands still I fixed me a cup of coffee. He was still very close to my side, because in the past I have passed out, with no memory of the event whatsoever. Now I can sense a seizure before it happens, but I still have no memory of it. It’s my family that has to endure my mild tonic-clonic movements, and stiffness for a minute or so.
It happened in the car. I didn’t know until my husband told me. I felt so weak, so tired and with no memory of what happened I listened as my husband explained to me what I just went through. Problem is, that feeling does not go away in a few minutes; it lasts for hours! Not only that, anything before the seizure is gone, everything that happened the day before is gone and yes, I feel like a total idiot. It’s like someone hit “Delete” on a back switch somewhere in my brain.
Then it seems it happened again, or the side effects had me “gone” because my husband told me he was speaking to me and I was not “there” paying attention and listening to what he was telling me. To this day I don’t know if it was an absent seizure-I was still standing up, I didn’t crumble.
Please follow these links below, and be informed on how to handle a person when they have a seizure. Different folks experience different symptoms, and some have it worse than others. There are different triggers-I still don’t know if I get to see a person having a seizure will trigger one on me! It may sound like a bad joke, but YouTube videos of people filming themselves having seizures are very painful to see; my experience watching Knut I don’t wish it on anybody. Pets and animals get seizures too and it’s best to catch it on time.
So my apologies; I had to rest for days, went through headaches, motion sickness and until I am 100% sure I am OK, I won’t drive. I followed Governor Palin’s news and events the best I could and I believe I caught up to her, just not in my blogs.
I am still thankful to the Lord and Our Blessed Mother that this illness was given to me, and not to my children or my husband. I don’t react well to emergencies.
Thanks for stopping by,
- Getting a Handle on Seizures (everydayhealth.com)
- Seizures and Other Epilepsy Symptoms (everydayhealth.com)
- Epilepsy in Children – What Teachers Need to Know About Epilepsy in Special Education (brighthub.com)
- Epilepsy Basics – Causes, Diagnosis, and Prevention (everydayhealth.com)
- Epilepsy (atreasurechestofresources.wordpress.com)
- Seizures and Epilepsy (dogfyi.wordpress.com)
- Epilepsy Glossary (everydayhealth.com)
- Epileptic Kids Have More Psychiatric Symptoms (webmd.com)