Just when I thought my life was making a little sense and starting to slow down-I had a health event in the middle of the night.
Friday AM at 2 Tom was awakened by my snoring that he says was like a bear suddenly got in bed with him and that bear was struggling to breathe. He could not wake me. He says he shook me violently for at least a minute-2 minutes and then suddenly stopped making any noise. He thought I’d stopped breathing. He turned on the lights and started talking to me and I was finally awoken minutes later but was not myself. I couldn’t understand what was happening and I was really disoriented. I was sweating profusely and had soiled myself. I’m humiliated about that detail but recognize that I didn’t have any control over anything.
Tom thinks I had a seizure.
We went to the Doctor Friday after work, and they did tests and labs. I will get results early next week and my regular Doc will be in touch with me as he was out Friday. We realize we should have gone to the ER to take tests immediately, but who wants to sit in the ER for 12 hours when they feel sick!
I’ve felt “normal” and really off at the same time all weekend. I was going to go to PDX to see my friends Sean and Katie in the hospital, but I felt uneasy. Tom did my BP and it was pretty high having just been sitting in the couch for two hours.
I feel diminished and scared. And I don’t really want to talk about it.But if you have an extra candle to Light or prayer to make, that would make me feel good.