Hey all. It’s Wednesday, August 6, 2014, the first Wednesday of the month. We know what that means, right?
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It’s meetup time for the Insecure Writers Support Group – #IWSG. Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh founded this amazing and wonderful group.
The purpose of this group is for writers of any kind to share their doubts and fears, trials and tribulations without fear of being mocked or feeling foolish. It’s also a place where writers who have “been there” can offer wisdom and guidance.
Whenever anyone finishes a draft, edits their work, finds the perfect critique group, publishes their work, or has any other good news to share, this is the place to do it too!
So, I had a stumbling block regarding recovery and I’m not happy. On July 5, I had a seizure while working on the computer and my friends were watching a movie in a dark living room. Not a good combination. I should’ve known better; I wasn’t thinking.
My friends panicked and I was helpless to let them know I would be fine. For those that don’t know me – since surgery, I occasionally suffer from partial seizures. My eyes focus on something, my left arm goes to town, but I’m fully conscious and aware of what’s going on around me. I just can’t speak or respond. They called 911.
I was taken to the ER, given a CT scan, dose of Keppra, but refused to stay. My neuro appointment was three days away. I saw her that Tuesday, she told me my brain MRI & CT scan came back great. This was supposed to be the visit clearing me to drive again, to start weaning me off seizure meds. After ten months seizure free, my stupidity brought me back to square one. How do I say heartbroken?
I was nearly to the point of giving up, but after a few days of tears I decided that giving up was not going to be an option for me. So, as always, I will continue to fight, pay more attention to possible triggers, and get past these next six months, and get behind the damn wheel.
Have you ever had stumbling blocks so big you felt like giving up? How did you overcome them?