It’s not like I expected my tablets to be a complete end to my Hemiplegic Migraines but I had been pretty lucky up until now … just not on Monday evening!
On Monday evening as I neared home, I felt that all too familiar numbness creep into my right hand and my hand fell from the steering wheel; unable to feel the texture of the leather between my fingers or in the palm of my hand. Thankfully down to experience I knew I had time to get home safely before it took hold.
It was June 2019 I had had my last attack and I think I’d been lulled into a false sense of security. I’d been doing pretty good with my meds. They were keeping things at bay and I was ticking over other than the odd twinge and pins and needles and an inability to sleep particularly well things weren’t too bad.
As I approached home, I started to lose the feeling in my foot and I knew there was no coming back from this.
I managed to get in the house and went straight to bed. Within 10 minutes, the paralysis set in. My whole right hand side was numb and I could not move and my eye was shut closed. Do you know I had completely forgotten how awful the whole experience was? I actually felt like I wanted to cry but tiredness overcame the whole situation and I pretty much passed out for an hour.
I woke up, still half paralysed. After about 2 hours some of the paralysis starts to wear off and I can drag myself around though I imagine I look vaguely like something out of The Walking Dead!
I am still recovering now. Almost harder than the actual attack itself. It takes so long to get over. Tuesday all day I was so tired and a little away with the fairies and still struggling to feel anything on my right hand side; by the evening I was beyond tired. Wednesday I was starting to get feeling back but my arms were both sore; much more productive. I think I’m going to try a visit to the office tomorrow for some adult company … I am sick and tired of talking to the 4 walls!!!
Onwards and upwards!!