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I'm not good at dealing with stress

Friday, March 07, 2014

My daughter who is going to college in another state just started having some pretty major health problems about 2.5 weeks ago. She had 6 seizures in the matter of a couple days (none prior) and was taken to the hospital where they said she has white matter on her brain. They released her under the conditions with agreement from the college that she would never be alone and could not do things like drive or her job duties as a swim instructor/lifeguard. They then set her up an appointment with a doctor for a week and a half later. Well last Wednesday she woke up thinking it was Monday and was rushed back to the hospital where they did some more tests. She was released after a few hours and was told that amnesia can sometimes "just happen". What?? Okay, Mamma mode is telling me with all her symptoms and things happening it has to be related!
She finally had her appointment this Wednesday and was now referred to a cardiologist because now they think it is her heart. They said she has an irregular heartbeat and has to wear a monitor until her visit with a prominent cardiologist in Chicago this coming week. They said her heart gets really slow at times and could be cutting off the blood flow to her brain in turn causing the seizures. She has had 2 more seizures since the episode of having 6 within a few days and both have been at night when she is sleeping. I would think that the doctors would be handling her situation a little more seriously but I know I am more anxious because she is my daughter.
Needless to say I have been eating out of control, not exercising and in general not really taking good care of myself because of the worry and stress. Anyone else been through anything similar?
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    That sounds horrifying! :( So sorry to hear that you find yourself in such a heavy life circumstance.
    1463 days ago
    my heart is breaking for you! You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I do hope you get some answers soon! Don't worry about your diet but try to eat healthy so that you can be strong.
    1468 days ago
  • DNJEN471
    That is terrifying! I know you're worried. But be strong for her. She's probably really scared too. I know whenever I've gone through anything medically, all I want is my mom. emoticon
    1470 days ago
    Oh my! HUGS and prayers. So sorry.
    1470 days ago
    Oh hunny, I'm so sorry. That sounds scary & I can understand why you are so stressed. I sure do hope that they figure out what is going on SOON so that they can fix the problem. Until then I'll keep you both in my prayers. As for your stress eating I agree with what TRIXYMAHOGANY said.... don't add more stress on yourself by worrying about diet, but don't go overboard either where it can bring you down. We're all here for you. Sending hugs & prayers your way. Please keep us updated.
    1470 days ago
    Sorry to hear that about your daughter! Hopefully you can find answers soon. What a frustrating, helpless, feeling. Praying for you and your daughter! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1470 days ago
    Sorry to hear your daughter is having to deal with it. I hope the doctors diagnosis it quickly.
    1471 days ago
    My older sister had a blood vessel in her brain that was detached and would spurt blood into her brain, causing seizures. She had to wait a while to get accurately diagnosed and then it was months and months before she could get the treatment. Brain problems are really tricky.

    I hope your daughter will be okay. Don't worry so much about your diet, just try to remember that food cannot make your daughter well and could make you UNWELL, and your daughter needs you right now.

    I hope everything turns out alright.
    1471 days ago
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