It's been three months since I last wrote on here, and what a three months of pure crazy it has been.
Firstly I was successful in my PIP appeal, they have even given me a little more as they finally realised I'm not going to suddenly get better!! I am also now getting ESA after leaving my job, I have been struggling with not working and being heart broken at having to leave a job I loved so much. But the stress was getting to much and the back stabbing, two faced folk would have sent me to an early grave!!! I am soooooo bored not working so I decided to foster a Romanian stray, seemed a great idea........ until two days before his arrival I had a seizure in a branch of my local Spud - U - Like Thankfully I had eaten all food purchased). I had no idea it was coming and to be honest no idea it had happened, I just vaugely remember being wheeled out of the shopping mall on a trolley and take to A&E. I had been complaining of brain zaps for a week beforehand, I spoke to a GP about it and said I was worried it could be seizure warnings and she said it wasn't likely and made me feel like a complete tit!!! Lets just say I won't be talking to her again ....... EVER.
So I have seen a neurologist who has diagnosed a generalised convulsion secondary to TBI, I have been given some anti-convulsant meds and had to surrender my drivers licence...... again. This neurologist feels that the TIA scare I had in Feb this year and my sporadic speech issues are due to abcenses/ seizures. I am trying my hardest not to let this setback stop me living, but its really hard. I'm not obssessing about having another seizure but it is alwats at the back of my mind. I managed to go 2 years without having one, only to be floored by my first one.
Has anyone else suffered seizures after TBI?
I can officially say brain injury sucks bottoms and I don't like it one bit!!!!
Anyhoo, foster dog is here and hes lovely. Hope everyone else is doing well xxx