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Please help!

The roads are very slippery here, with thick ice. Leaving church this morning, with my 2 young girls, I fell. Not only did I fall, but I fell *very* hard onto the back of my head. I couldn't even get up for a couple of minutes afterward (despite my girls scream/crying). We got into the car okay, though I was in a lot of pain. We're out in the country, as is the church, I had to drive. I have no memory of the drive. I remember driving to the first road and turning, then a wave hit me that I didn't know where in the heck I was going. I pushed myself to just stay on the road. The next thing I knew, we were home and Kyra and I were in the kitchen with our coats off. I was feeling scared and my head was/is killing me. I didn't know what to do. The person who called (my dad) is what brought me to, I think...as I have no recollection of anything before. I am freaked out! I've been seizure-free since July. Those seizures I did have following surgery were slight auras and nothing else. To jump to being totally unaware (no aura) is frightening. Especially because I'm working as a CNA. What in the world do I do?? While I'm sure the fall brought that seizure on, I am afraid of what might happen next. Any ideas, thoughts, or feelings? Heather

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Re: Please help!

Oh Heather I am so sorry about your fall.That had to have been very scarey for you and your girls.I'm so happy you made it home safe..God was with you girl.I would definitly call my doctor and let him know how hard you hit your head.Maybe he can do another MRI to rule out any problems.Know your in my thoughts and prayers.God bless

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Hi Maggie,

Thanks so much for responding :) I've put a call in to my epi. Hopefully, they will call back this morning. I look forward to getting answers.

I definitely appreciate your thoughts and prayers, thank you!

Heather

*refractory seizure surgery on left temporal lobe 03/06*

Heather- I am so sorry to

Heather-

I am so sorry to hear about your fall. I am glad you did not have a car accident. If you had such a fall, without Epilepsy, you would likely have had a slight concussion and that could bring on the confusion in itself. When you have a concussion you get dizzy ,confused, have pain, nausea and many times cannot remember your name or where you are. I know it must be very scary to you but it may be just that. I'm sure you willbe seeing your Neuro so that would be the best bet. Feel better and I hope all turns out well.

Hugs
Joan

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Hi Joan,

Thank you for responding :) My hubby and mom both lean towards mild concussion, as a matter of fact. I can see the possibility either way. I put a call in to the epi's office this morning, and am eager to get a response soon.

Thanks Joan, take care!
Heather

*refractory seizure surgery on left temporal lobe 03/06*

Re: Heather- I am so sorry to

Hi joan,

Your suggestion was accurate. I had a moderate concussion. My visit to ER was rather involved. An MRI showed that my cranial plate (from the surgery) moved, causing some fluid in the LTL. They will watch me closely for a couple of days, and I go back to the neurosurgeon in 2 weeks.

I guess that it's a good thing I went to the ER! Thank you, Joan :)

Heather
*refractory seizure surgery on left temporal lobe 03/06*

Re: Please help!

Heather, I am so sorry to hear of your fall and concussion. How scary for you and the Girls. (Hugs) to all of you. You will be in my prayers.

Dayna

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Thank you Dayna :)

((hugs)) back to you!

*refractory seizure surgery on left temporal lobe 03/06*

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how are you today? glad you went to get checked! take it easy.. will be thinking of you!

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I am feeling better, thank you :) My headaches have eased to occasional (and certainly not as bad, liveable). Thank you for the well-wishes!

Heather
*refractory seizure surgery on left temporal lobe 03/06*

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