So, I had another one of those episodes I mentioned in my last post, where the world keeps going and I just…pause. Fortunately, this one was only about 10 minutes.
My doctor has run a large panel of blood tests to see if it could be a chemical imbalance or infection, and the answer appears to be no.
This leaves the current top theory as absence seizures, with some form of autonomic disfunction as the second possible thing going on. I have a lot of other symptoms that could fit with an autonomic problem, so it’s still under consideration, but the current priority is getting me to a neurologist.
Naturally, I’m no longer allowed to drive. This is an enormous handicap, as I have really relied on my car. Hudson does NOT like public transportation, and the way to school includes a trolley and a subway. I’m not sure how this will go, and am rather concerned about it. What can you do, though? I’m sending emails to all of my professors and the dean of students explaining the situation, but what it comes down to is that I’ve already missed as much class as is allowed for the semester, so I have to get there and that’s all there is to it.
As if that wasn’t enough, I think I’ve sprained tendons in my left wrist. When I take Hudson out to exercise, I don’t have a big yard or access to a completely enclosed area, so I have to keep him on a long rope. The ground was harder than I realized today, so the ball bounced much farther than I thought, and 65 pounds of dog hit the end of the rope going top speed. The tendons leading from the forearm to the fingers are in agony. I’ve iced and wrapped my hand and forearm, and I’ve taken ibuprofen, but I suspect this is going to be deeply bothering me for several days.
….while I try to manage Hudson on the trolley and subway, which he is afraid of, so that it often takes a fair amount of strength in both arms to get him on and control him.
I’m just glad that my boyfriend is able to drive me to and from school Monday and Tuesday so I don’t have to attempt public transportation until Wednesday.