I have been back in my normal routine now for just over a week since the road trip.  It took me a couple days to recover from the traveling, catch up on laundry and blogs.  On top of that I started something new-a new medication, so I am feeling new side effects of that.  Such a nice something new.  Then I had 2 fairly significant seizures within 24 hours of each other–not so great for how I feel today.  One was Monday night, and one was Tuesday at noon.

Now I have a significant something new to consider.  I called my Drs. office to let her know of the change in my seizure status, the fact that my seizure on Tuesday was more severe then any I have had since surgery.  This is the first one that came with automations (uncontrolled random movements, speech, or behavior during a seizure).  Mike and I were in Home Depot buying a new screen door and I got a call back.  So here I was standing in Home Depot when out of the mouth of my Drs. medical assistant comes “she wants you to consider getting a VNS”.  That would be a Vagus Nerve Stimulator.  In layman’s terms its a pacemaker for your brain, implanted in your chest with a wire fed to the vagus nerve at the base of the brain.  The VNS then sends a charge to the nerve at regular intervals in the hope to keep the electrical activity in your brain normal.

So another surgery to consider, something new to think about in the midst of my normal routine.  I will be seeing my epileptologist on May 3rd and I am almost certain this will be the main topic of discussion.  So as I consider the next step in my disease I will continue to count on the Lord for His strength, shelter, peace, guidance, and protection.  I know that He has lavished His promises on me in this journey so far, so I have no doubt He will do so as I continue to walk with Him.