[NetBehaviour] Seizure

Edward Picot julian.lesaux at gmail.com
Mon Jun 29 10:22:52 CEST 2020


That's a very frightening thing. My son Ray had seizures about ten years 
ago when he got a fever and a very high temperature in the night. It was 
really scary: I can imagine how alarming it must have been for Azure - 
but he's never had them again. Take it easy, stay as cool as you can, 
and drink plenty of fluids. I hope the thunder you mention at the end 
means that the weather's turning a bit cooler now.


On 29/06/2020 00:07, Alan Sondheim wrote:
> Seizure,
> night, insomnia, cactus, day, seizure
> http://www.alansondheim.org/torso1.jpg
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> http://www.alansondheim.org/leg1.jpg
> (0 minutes ago) dictated
> Last night things started. I couldn't sleep I went out into the
> main room and I used a very old camera to take images of my body
> in an awake state and the anxious state and I did this using
> infrared. These are a few of the shots of the body. This morning
> I woke up anxious again. Azure and I went out later and decided
> to take a walk. The temperature was over 80 degrees and the
> humidity was through the roof. We walked for about a mile or mile
> and a half and then came back. By the time we came back I was
> really dizzy. We went upstairs and I started getting cramps and
> eventually sat down on the couch. I felt I couldn't breathe.
> Things started swimming around. I wasn't able to focus. Then I
> don't remember anything. Azure told me that I had had a seizure
> and for a minute or two minutes I had passed out. She kept
> asking, Can you hear me? Can you hear me? I woke up while she was
> calling 9-1-1. I asked her to hang up; I didn't need a doctor or
> an ambulance. I don't want to deal with the city. Besides, I was
> coming to. She was distraught. For me, I had no recollection of
> anything. She told me that my eyes were open and unfocused and
> widely dilated. My eyes were rolling back in my head. She told me
> that when I tried to speak that I was unable to speak but my lips
> were moving oddly and my hands both hands seem to be trembling
> with a kind of palsy. When I pulled out of it as I said I think I
> could not remember anything at all. We didn't know what to do as
> it was extremely upset. I had a blankness that's all I just had a
> blankness. She then called a relative of mine who had been a
> nurse and ask her about it and we realized that I had a seizure
> related to being overcome by the heat that it was heat-stroke.
> This is the first time this has ever happened to me. It was
> frightening. Azure was crying. I was shaking and scared.
> Eventually I lay down on the couch and had a lot of liquids and
> I'm okay now. I lay back on the couch and used an ice pack as
> well. But the thing is that a moment or it's a small interval of
> my life completely disappeared. I never connected it with
> covid-19.  It's not related. It's related to bad heat and
> storminess and anxiety. It's related to depression. I also took
> my temperature my oxygen level and my pulse.. Everything was
> normal just as it should be. But this also indicates for us or at
> least for me how difficult it is to even try to function to a
> little bit normally in these times. I wasn't really able to go
> outside the way I would have liked to. We walk through parking
> lots. We avoid people. If we see somebody without a mask we cross
> to the other side of the street. If we see people who look
> problematic to us we cross to the other side of the street. We
> did a lot of that we always do a lot of that. So it's not a
> comfortable walk in green space it's a problematics walk in
> concrete space spaces of concrete spaces that are basically a
> wasteland basically wastelands. I worry about this because my
> anxiety level is increasing exponentially. I envy people with
> yards. I envy people who have access to trails or parks nearby.
> We can get in the car and go somewhere but that's always a
> difficulty. There's nothing right here right around us that gives
> us a sense of comfort. I worry that my life will become
> increasingly a set of blanks a set of forgetfulness a set of not
> recognizing things I said of walking around not knowing what I'm
> doing. This seems to be happening to everyone. But what I hadn't
> seen before was this absolute blankness. This seizure. This time
> of absence. Not forgetfulness. This time of nothing at all. Those
> images from last night reflect this. Infrared to tell me nothing
> about what my body was doing or thinking. Last night I sank into
> the couch. Today I sank into the couch. It's an older couch now.
> You sink into it you can't really sit upright in it. It becomes
> one of the centers of the room. There's not much else to do
> except stay indoors. I play music I go online I make art I write
> text I like to think of myself as smart. I like to think of
> myself as writing smart text. But in the middle of all of this it
> just seems useless. And for all I know I or you reading this may
> be passing out. In the middle of dictating this. In the middle of
> reading.
> -- dictated Sun Jun 28 18:35:52 EDT 2020 --
> thunder out now
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