Today, I was supposed to be at Bentley for the Annual Christmas sale. But obviously, I am not.
Last Friday, I woke up in the middle of the night, very groggy. I was stumbling like crazy. My first thought that since I had a very headache and I took a painkiller, I was feeling the side effects of it. I assumed once I slept it off, I would feel back to normal. I didn’t. In fact, my left side was completely numbed, where I needed help in getting dressed. I couldn’t even put new batteries in my hearing aids without help. I had dinner with my family where I had trouble holding a fork.
Afterward, my mom took me to the ER where I had a MRI. Within a hour, I was in an ambulance heading to Calgary because I had a brain bleed. They were talking about brain surgery.
Apparently, 2 months ago, when I fell out of bed, cracking my skull. It caused bleeding. The idea of brain surgery scared the craped out of me. I made it crystal clear with my mom that if I ended up brain dead, pull the plug. I don’t want to be a financial burden.
Fortunately, they put me on steroids which they helped me greatly. My left side is getting stronger, but I am getting more winded. Even typing this blog out, I am getting tired. My balance is still off a bit. The bad part of the drugs or the bleeding is that I am seeing things. Like giant red ants crawling on the wall or furniture moving. So driving is obviously out.
Then it gets betters. I posted on facebook of what has been happening. At that time, I had a very hard typing. You needed a decoder ring to read the post. So I asked a friend of mine to explain, except it ended up in completely disaster. They all thought that my friend had a stroke and was in the hospital. Good grief.
So since I surivived a brain injury, what is next. Simple, I treated myself to alittle online shopping where I know I spent way too much money. Oh well.
I am still bummed that I missed the sale. I am hoping to make it to Dec sale. But honestly, when I worked on a hat, I can only knit two rows before getting worn out. But the money from the sales is my Christmas money. Damnit. Fortunately, Shirley and Angela who in charged of the sale told me that everything was fine. Just get better and it will take time.
They were right. This is going to be a great test to my patiences. Yippee.
So the plan ahead is in a few months, I need to get a MRI scan. If the bleeding is still there, I will have to have to have surgery which means I will be in the hospital in 3 months Oh goody. And my hair dresser will have a fit over this.
I also have to go into rehab, but currently waiting, for them to call. Forunately, it is in my town.
Hope everyone is well.