Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Just Got Out Of The Hospital


I had a couple of"Black Out Spells" where I lost vision in both of my eyes. I just got out of the hospital tonight. My Cat Scan and MRI of the brain looked good. No strokes or anything. They didn't have the heart studies back yet, but they let me go anyway. They believe it could have been a combination of causes. Ocular Migraine or my heart rate dropping too low. When I was in the hospital my heart rate dropped several times in the upper 30's to the lower 40's. My BP would also drop at this time to the 80/40. They took me off one of my medications and said I should be fine. I don't have a lot of faith in doctors anymore, but they let me go home with a pulse in the 40's. I do have a history of migraines, but have never totally lost my vision before. I guess we will just go on and hope for the best. I am still very tired and weak, but maybe being off that medicine will help in a couple of days.

6 comments:

June_Butterfly said...

Welcome home,Wanda!I have attacks of migraines,too.Had it since College!!Sometimes when it's too bad I would pull my hair and bury face in my pillow.Got better as I grew older.Though I still depend on meds to make it better,the attacks are fewer now.

Hope you feel better,soon.Rest Well!!!

Gaia said...

Seriously, I have my doubts too. They generalize too much and do not get to the root of the problem. They would give you medication to cure one ailment and create more side effects. Pray that God is watching over you. Bless you dear.

NOS said...

Oh my goodness! That must have been really scary. Please take it easy-- a pulse in the 40s is really dangerous (in fact, I'm surprised they didn't send you to the cardiac unit). Eating regularly also helps, although that is much easier said than done. I'm worried-- I want to see you okay. I really care, Wanda.

Wishing you well,
NOS

Paul said...

Oh no. Glad to hear you are out of the hospital. Please take care of yourself!

Denise said...

Glad you are home, love you.

Raine said...

that sounds scary- I hope you are alright