- Diseases, Disorders & Conditions
Epilepsy or Kidney Failure-an update.
finding out after being sick for a little while.
You have epilepsy and take a lot of medicine No seizures! You feel great! It is a wonderful thing! Then one day you feel sick. So, you end up in the ER. just to keep your medicine down. You need to keep your medicine down.
They give you water, just through the IV. Then take some tests, Just normal tests. After a while, they come to you. Gentle and quiet, just to talk. Then they tell you why they came. They need to tell you why they came.
At first, one holds your hand, and quietly says to you, your kidney is starting to fail, just starting to fail. The problem is the medication you are on. The one to stop the seizures. It is the best to stop your seizures.
They say, they will tell your doctor, you have a lot to think about. Your seizures, the medication you take and something called hemodialysis. And what is hemodialysis?
The more you think about that, the more sad you feel. When the seizures stopped, you felt you were free. You could go out alone, drive, and have fun with friends. So, you read about hemodialysis, and found out what it takes from you. The days, the hours.
It is not a cure, but it takes the freedom away, like the seizures did. So, which one is better? More tests will come, like it was before, test after test. When will it stop? Just when will it stop?
So, what do you do, when you want to be free?
Maybe you won't just, ever be free.
Update May 2012 The last Kidney test is normal Thank God!
- Epilepsy Came Here A Long Time Ago And Never Left
The earliest reference to epilepsy was recorded in 500 B.C. people had convulsions, fell to the ground, shaking and twisting of body parts. These symptoms where accurately recorded.
- Do You or people you love have epilepsy?
Epilepsy is more common then most people think. There are different types of epilepsy, and even support groups for epilepsy.
Update July 2013
Am now experiencing Acute Kidney Failure.What is acute? They will let me know soon.
Will be going into the hospital on July 14th. The first thing they are going to do is take me off my epileptic medication, in order to clear it out of my system. They told me I will be having seizures. That is fine, I never remember them, lol!
After that, they will put me on new medication, one that is not as effective, but will not hurt my kidney's as much. Then comes the kidney testing. Testing, and more testing.
That will be the second part of the hospital procedure. It involves a lot of testing. Not sure how much. Not sure how bad they are, but I do know they are worse. Why else would they put me in the hospital?
I have a wonderful sister, who had offered me one of her kidney's. But, I will never be able to accept a kidney, because even when I change medication, there is still the chance that kidney failure can come back. It could still come back again.
Days are days, weeks are weeks, and life is life. This time, I have come to accept it. There is no turning back.
Yes, life is life. But, I am not the only one. There are others. Maybe someday a cure will be found.
I do thank God, for my family, my friends and the life He allowed me to have. After coming home from the hospital, I will know more, but until then I still have to accept it.
No, there is no cure, life is life. But, one thing I do know, is God loves me, and I love God