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Another Bad Look Streak

post #1 of 95
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Yesterday, after taking an "accidental" run down Far East, I work up with a Headache from Hades. It got progessive worse throughout the day. Finally, it began to get terrifying when I suddenly could not figure out how to dial any the numers on my cell phone. I tried to answer some emails, but I suddenly could not figure how to spell.

By the time Mark rushed me to the emmergency room, I was so different that I could not answer any guestions. I knew what I wanted to say bit I could not say it.The MRA showed nothing.: After a week doses of morphens, valium and oygen, I began to feel a bit better, so they sent me home.

In case I don't make it through the night, I've injoyed meeting all of you.
post #2 of 95
prayers, Lots of prayers being sent from this edge of the country.

Take care and rest up.
post #3 of 95
That sounds terrible. Feel better soon.
post #4 of 95
Lisa -

Sounds like maybe basilar migraine w/ aphasia?

I've always had migraines, but when I was pregnant w/ my middle child I got one like that where I couldn't think/process/read/write and couldn't speak ( at least anything that wasn't nonsense), and lost consciousness for awhile. They thought I was having a pregnancy-induced stroke.

It is scary indeed.

I hope you feel better, they figure out what it is, and it doesn't recur.
Keep us posted.
post #5 of 95
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone. Feels better-but I can't believe I wrote "bad look streak.":
post #6 of 95
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WOW! Lots of typos. I'm not even going to edit, because I want to take this seriously.
post #7 of 95
Feel better soon! Copper needs you!
post #8 of 95
Scary stuff, Lisa. We're thankful you made it through the night, girl.
post #9 of 95
Take care of yourself girl!!! Glad you made it through the night.

bong
post #10 of 95
Thanks for all the kind thoughts for Lisa, gang.

Not only did she make it through the night ok, the dang fool insisted on going to work at Copper today. So I guess she's alright.

They didn't find anything wrong from the CT and MRI, and this morning she seemed fine and without any headache, talking normally, and from looking at her post at 6:37, writing normally. I was worried and tried to talk her out of going to work, just to rest for the day, but she wouldn't hear of it.

On the upside, they gave us a cool CD of her MRI and CT scans. Anybody want to see brain pictures?

Seriously, I was really worried. When I got to her studio yesterday afternoon on the way back from Breck, she was barely lucid. I've never seen her have such disorientation, nor any kind of headache at all. She's got a followup with her own MD in a couple of days so we'll go from there.

Thanks again for the thoughts, prayers, and good wishes.
post #11 of 95
Mark and Lisa, count me among those with you in my prayers... Let us know how this goes; I'd also pick FRAU's brain on this (as it were...). Stress induced?
post #12 of 95
You've friends west and east.
post #13 of 95
Hope it all turns out GOOD.
post #14 of 95
My thoughts are with you too.

Scary stuff. Hopefully nothing serious.

Thatsagirl
post #15 of 95
Scary indeed, Lisa. We'll keep you in our thoughts. Mark, keep us posted.
post #16 of 95
Wow, I was a bit woozy for one night after a concussion, but not THAT woozy...I hope everything is ok, and you get back to skiing soon. ]

Did you really hit your head hard? or do you remember?

hope everyhting turns out ok!
post #17 of 95
LM and Mark,

Keep us all posted, I hope it was a passing thang!

BTW we have a CD of Bonnis CT scan too.
post #18 of 95
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Once again,thank you for your good wishes! I'm glad that I am remembering your names again. I mean that seriously!

I went to work at Copper this morning. Everything was fine while I was at Jack's. When I finally left to take the bus to Union Creek, I could not breath. Mark is coming to pick me up. Could it be stress related? I don't know. I thought I was sort of calm when I ended up on Far East, but who knows!
post #19 of 95
LM, do you think you might have fallen and just don't remember it?

Thatsagirl
post #20 of 95
Ah, you'll probably forget everyone after that cd goes GOLD...
post #21 of 95
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Quote:
Originally Posted by John J
Ah, you'll probably forget everyone after that cd goes GOLD...
HA! HA!

In answer to what others have asked, with a healing ACL on one leg, and a former MCL tear on the other, if I fell, I would still be feeling it.

Anyway, I always knew that I could occasionally be somewhat of a bimbo, but I never realized that there might actually be something wrong with me!

I told Mark not to tell you this, but it's almost too funny not to. This is almost like a bad blonde joke. When the Dr. asked me to open my eyes as wide as possible, I kept opening my mouth as wide as possible!:
post #22 of 95
ok, I see, I have to speak sloooooowly and use short words.....

(I am Kidding with you dont freak out! )

I am missing something here. How did your accident on Far East result in inablilty to dial a phone, have a MRA (MRI?), and show your doctor your tonsils when he wanted to see your eyes, If you didn't hit your head or fall?

Is Far East that much of a scary run, that it traumatized you?

Hmm. Are you still on any meds for your knee?

anyway, whatever it is I hope you are feeling better....
post #23 of 95
Scary indeed. Could it be stress induced?

Is it traumatizing to be in an area where you perceive it to be a serious threat to your health? Sure is! People 'freak out' over things all the time. What do you think Shell Shock is (or the PC version, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome)?

Finding yourself in territory reminiscent of your most serious skiing injury could trigger some heightened anxiety. And anxiety does some strange things.

Let's hope that's all it is, because that will go away with time on skis and recovery. I hate to be a wet blanket, LM, but stick to known trails that don't freak ya out....for a while. Next year, you can kick ass again.

Thinkin of ya girl. Deeeeesperaaaadoooooo........
post #24 of 95
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Okay, another blonde moment: I did not realize that I did not refer to the other thread, so there is no way you could lnow what the heck I'm talking about:
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...436#post438436

Far East is a steep bump run that goes on for eternity. I'm not really supposed to be skiing steep bump runs yet. OOPS! I have not taken any meds for about 10 months, so that could not have been the problem. That's why the whole thing is so darn freaky. No accident, no illness. Just a descent into a stroke-like condition, with nothing showing in the MRI or blood test.:
post #25 of 95
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bonni
Scary indeed. Could it be stress induced?

Is it traumatizing to be in an area where you perceive it to be a serious threat to your health? Sure is! People 'freak out' over things all the time. What do you think Shell Shock is (or the PC version, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome)?

Finding yourself in territory reminiscent of your most serious skiing injury could trigger some heightened anxiety. And anxiety does some strange things.

Let's hope that's all it is, because that will go away with time on skis and recovery. I hate to be a wet blanket, LM, but stick to known trails that don't freak ya out....for a while. Next year, you can kick ass again.

Thinkin of ya girl. Deeeeesperaaaadoooooo........
This might be the most logical explaination. I seemed to have dealt with the situation very calmy, but it did bring back memories of being hurt on the nasty bump run where I tore my ACL. I remember feeling like a deja vu. This guy was telling me to just make one turn, so that I can turn towards the opening in the trees. I was so afraid of accidentally hitting him. The last time I tried to make a turn that I thought I could not make on a specific bump run, I was right.

I feel like a gaper. Most people who live out here probably think Far East is just another easy bump run. I am almost always a wimp, until I decide not to be. Then I get out of control.

Just that morning, I was telling someone that I had no desire to ever again ski trails that are overly challenging, and that i just wanted to cruise.

Famous last words!
post #26 of 95
My wife hade a TIA, temp stroke, while driving with my kids, last April. She had similar symptoms, along with massive headaches after. It was fairly scary for us.

I hope thing get better for you soon.
post #27 of 95
Lisa, don't take anything for granted. Get yourself checked out completely and be sure.

My thoughts are with you and my prayers too.

Take it easy huh?
post #28 of 95
I am not a neurologist (and do not play one on TV either- I don't even watch TV much), but I would guess that with a normal MRI/MRA that Frau is likely on the money with the most logical internet diagnosis.

Get well soon!
post #29 of 95
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About 15 years ago, something really strange happened. I had a tiny mixoma {sp?} on my left ventricle. While it was NOT carcinagenic, if it fell off on to an artery, I was told that I would probably die. I kept delaying open heart surgery by getting opinion after opinion. Finally, a doctor discovered that the mixoma had been there, but somehow, it had fallen off on its own without harm. It was a weird incident, because this was not supposed to happen. I won't go into it in detail, but the experience was oddly "spiritual" based on events that happened when we were acolytes at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. I'm more agnostic now, so I don't really know what the heck happened and why it happened.

I still have an irregular hearbeat, which is why I always have to be very warmed up before I ski any harder slopes.

That being said, it was impossible to find anything wrong with the MRI when this happened. I had to have this deadly trans-ephogal epocardiogram. When this whole mess happened this time, I felt that my past had come back to haunt me.
post #30 of 95
Followup appointment with Lisa's regular doc is scheduled for Friday. Though I had to make her pick up the phone and call right from the parking lot at Copper today rather than put it off another day.

We had a nice quiet V-day at home rather than deal with restaurant crowds. That also let her grab a quick nap while getting dinner going.

We both very much appreciate the kind thoughts and prayers. Meanwhile if any of you Copper Bears see her around on Friday morning, make sure you yell at her for skipping out on her doctor's appointment!

Meanwhile I just figured out how to get individual images extracted from the MRI/CT scans CD. Cool - couple of those brain scan segments, especially the ones showing the bulge of the eyeballs, would make good PC wallpaper. Or the perfect avatar if she posted at TGR!
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