I'm back!

RickMartin's picture

I've been missing for a great while due to health issues. But I'm Baaack! After many long years I finally have a diagnosis and drugs that work! It seems somehow at this late age I've developed absent status epilepsy. My brain seizures were causing me to "go absent" for periods lasting up to six days. Then come back for around 10 days only to go absent for another 3-6 days. To say my wife, (adult) kids, and I have been to hell and back over the last few years is putting it mildly. But after starting the drugs last December I've only had one seizure that lasted only a few days. So I'm back.

I must tell you having a wife of 40 years who is able (and even willing) to care for me during those times has been crucial. She was truly my advocate - and took care of my Type 1 diabetes (yeah, the shots, making me eat while absent, etc.). So, it's my prayer that any and all of you have a support team like mine who is with you whenever (if ever) you need one.

Best wishes to you all!
Rick

Be on the look out for a picture of a shawl I just completed on Friday!

Comments

phew's picture

Very pleased to read this

Very pleased to read this message, and I appreciate the fact that you included in it the love which your wife and children have shown you through such a difficult and trying period in your life. So, it's good to have you back and we look forward to your postings once again.

MMario's picture

VERY glad to see you posting

VERY glad to see you posting again!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

How wonderful that you now

How wonderful that you now have a diagnosis an treatment. Great to know that all is well and that your life can move forward. Take care.

Bill's picture

Very happy to hear something

Very happy to hear something is helping! I can't even begin to imagine what you went through! Big Hug!