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Dear Epilepsy...

Posted Dec 09 2012 12:00am

I hate you!

Last weekend, I woke up and made myself a coffee and laid down on the couch. Next thing I knew was I woke up with paramedics around me.

I was confused with no memory of anything past laying down after my coffee. I had been unconscious for 20 minutes. Monitors were on me as my body was trying to recover.

Taken to hospital by ambulance. Doctors thought I might have had a brain bleed. CT was completed and bleed was eliminated. No tumour regrowth was noted. It was confirmed I had experienced my first seizure...a grand mal.

I am now medicated on Tegretol and am unable to drive for 6 months :( when I will then have a fitness to drive test. Really hope I will remain stable during that time!

Seems my Neurosurgeon was right all this time. Every post op scan follow up he would ask "had any seizures yet?" I would answer "no" he would then add "well you should have".

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