"Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly." -Albert Einstein

Friday, February 24, 2012

Crazy? Ill? or maybe both?


2-23-12
So,  it’s been a while since I updated you on things here.  The Big Guy had an EEG done (it showed nothing unusual, which is the norm, I guess)and last week they did a 24-hour EEG.  Well, things were going along pretty well there for a little bit, and now tonight it would appear that he’s having another “seizure”. I’ve never seen one like the ones he’s having, but the best way I can think to describe them is that he’s clumsy, disoriented, has slurred speech, and he’s just not himself. And the next day, he won’t remember most of it. Essentially, the Big Guy has a black-out for 6-8 hours when a seizure occurs.
What I know about these things is (not much), that they start in the afternoon/evening, and the most recent few have lasted for 6 hours or more. (Before we had any idea what was happening, he told me a couple of times about “losing” a few minutes here and there, but it was a momentary thing, so we didn’t think much of it.) Also, since he was working at the pizza place for the last year or so, during which time these things began, there was reason to suspect that they might be tied to the work environment. Now he’s been working at the new place for a month and they’ve begun to happen again.
I called the Dr.’s office this evening to try and get some idea of what the test results said, but of course by the time I realized that it was happening, the Dr.’s office was closed.
Which leaves me here: watching the Simpsons with Little Bit and attempting to keep myself from freaking out…
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Ok, so let’s think about something else for a minute. Hey! I got an Apple iBook with the grant money from the class I’m taking. WOO HOO!!  : )
Now as soon as I can figure out how to manage the differences between this and the pc/windows that I was raised on, I’ll be in business. Yeah, I’m feeling a little bit lost, but I know that learning new things will be really good exercise for my brain, and I did need a new laptop. So, this is a good thing. I’m not going to put effort into doing my schoolwork on it, for now, but I do have a “Switching from a pc to a Mac - for Dummies”
that I found @ ½ priced books…so there is hope.
Little Bit won’t allow me to write much more until he’s in bed, and I’m not sure if I’ll have the will to write more at that time, so for now I’m signing off. I know God’s in charge and everything will be fine, but it just doesn’t FEEL like it right now.  <sigh>