Friday, August 17, 2018
It's Been a Long Day...
I'm just going to sum things up here because I'm tired and my brain is a little "off."
Last night my body started doing that weird jerking thing where you're mostly asleep but suddenly your whole body seizes up and jerks and then the whole thing starts again every few minutes. It usually happens either when I've messed up my meds or my sodium is tanking.
I got up to get some Advil because usually that makes it stop and by the time I was in the living room I knew I was going to fall because I lost all concept of balance and I was lightheaded but not dizzy? I don't know how to explain it but, once again, normally it happens when my sodium is crashing.
Anyway, by the time I realized I was falling I was already half way to the floor. I'm not exactly sure how I landed but the bridge of nose is bruised and red so I guess I hit something with it on my way down?
Then it took me another ten minutes at least to sort of crawl from where the Advil was to the couch where I had to lay down to keep from falling again, then to the bathroom where I had to lay on the floor to keep from falling again and then finally back to my bedroom where I just went back to bed.
Should I have gone to bed? No. I should have woken Charles up and gone to the ER but like I said, my brain is "off" right now and I obviously wasn't thinking clearly.
When I got up this morning my back was in horrible pain. I must have thrown it out again when I fell because it hurt horribly the same way it does when I throw it out. It hadn't hurt that badly in at least a year, if not more, but I thought I was okay outside of my back so I went to work.
Once at work, I started feeling like I was going to fall again and the lightheadedness came back to I finally called my doctor who sent me to the ER which is where I spent most of my day and the most shocking thing was that it's NOT my sodium. That came out of left field for me because it's always my sodium being low when this happens!
Anyway, I ended up with 2 bags of fluids, a CT scan, having multiple vials of blood taken and now I wait for an MRI (probably on Monday) because I still couldn't walk a straight line well after the fluids, was still tipping to the left side and was a little slow with my language. They even talked about a possibility of a small stroke or something going on in my cerebellum but I'm really going to hope that's not it.
So now I'm home while I wait for the MRI but if any of those symptoms come back or if anything new happens or if my head hurts badly enough to need some Advil I have to go right back to the ER.
In the meantime I'm putting heat on my back and there's no more yoga pose challenges or anything else for now until it's at least a little better.
I'll keep you all updated as I learn more.