Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Yet another @#$% Seizure

I stayed out of work today because I was tired from my seizure yesterday. Good thing too. I was at my parents house and had a tonic-clonic seizure while laying on their couch. Didn't get hurt though, so that was good. Christa called the Dr. and I will be going to get an E.E.G. tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Yet Another Seizure

Scott had a tonic-clonic seizure at approx. 5:30 this evening while we were driving home from work. He did stop breathing for a moment. Unfortunately, I could not get to the magnet in time to swipe his VNS. The seat belt burned his shoulder a bit but he does not appear to have any other injuries. (Tomorrow may be a bit more telling as I imagine he will be quite sore from the seat belt.) Scott is a bit tired and complained of being hot and having a headache afterwards. He is resting comfortably now.

We're not sure if the headache or the heat attributed to Scott's seizure. But we'll keep a check on these conditions just in case. I'll continue to keep everyone updated.

Thanks again for your thoughts and prayers,

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


I had a seizure tonight while at my Doctor's office. It had been 8 months since my last one. I was fortunate that Christa was able to catch me before I fell onto the concrete floor - so all I suffered was a slightly banged up elbow and a headache. Christa said that I did not stop breathing this time, so that is a great improvement on seizures past. I credit it to the VNS. While I was there I had them up my current on my VNS... perhaps that will help me go another 8 months with no seizures. :)

My current VNS Settings:
Current: 1.5 mAmps
Frequency: 20 hz
Pulse Width: 130
On Time: 21
Off time: 0.8

Thursday, May 15, 2008

9 Months

It has been nearly nine months since my last seizure. SO HAPPY AM I!!!

I don't have any clear-cut answer as to why I haven't had any... good weather, low stress, VNS... who knows. Probably a combination of factors...