[NetBehaviour] Seizure

Alan Sondheim sondheim at gmail.com
Mon Jun 29 22:35:26 CEST 2020

Thank you, the weather's better now, it really was alarming for Azure.
We're being a lot more careful. It's difficult here being trapped in
asphalt but then it's difficult for everyone we know in this country, which
is tending towards a pandemic apocalypse according to some authorities.
This is what happens when you have a deeply uneducated and easily swayed
electorate. I remember decades ago when a study was done - asking people
what they thought of the Bill of Rights - and the majority thought it was a
communist manifesto...
love, Alan, hope you're doing well

On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 4:25 AM Edward Picot via NetBehaviour <
netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org> wrote:

> Alan,
> 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.
> Edward
> On 29/06/2020 00:07, Alan Sondheim wrote:
> >
> >
> > Seizure,
> >
> > night, insomnia, cactus, day, seizure
> >
> > http://www.alansondheim.org/torso1.jpg
> > http://www.alansondheim.org/torso2.jpg
> > http://www.alansondheim.org/torso3.jpg
> > http://www.alansondheim.org/cactus1.jpg
> > 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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