Some Days the Bear Wins

About forty years ago I was diagnosed with Epilepsy. Seizures have been controlled with meds ever since. Over the decades I’ve had four breakthrough seizures, one of them about a month ago, at the wheel, causing a multiple car accident. It was bad, I was hospitalized and though I’m now home, I’m  handicapped. My brain is fuddled, full of holes, I can’t follow logic, I can’t read or write, I have no balance. So until some improvement, I’m breaking from blogs and other activities. Hang in there, everyone. I’ll peek in when able.

About Rick Robinson

Enjoying life in Portland, OR
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14 Responses to Some Days the Bear Wins

  1. Steve A Oerkfitz says:

    Sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with you. I’ll miss your posts.

  2. Christophe says:

    As you write, hang in there, Rick.

  3. tracybham says:

    Rick, I am distressed to hear this. I had been worried not to hear from you, and I am sad to hear that you were so affected by the accident. You will be in my thoughts, and I will be hoping we do hear from you soon.

  4. Cap'n Bob Napier says:

    This is awful. What you wrote had your usual literate, readable quality but I’ll take your word that it’s a struggle. I’m holding my thumbs for your quick recovery.

  5. Jerry House says:

    This is not good news. May your recovery be fast and complete. I’ll be thinking of you often, my friend.

  6. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Yikes! We had no idea you’ve been going through this. That’s awful. I was just reading Mary Laura Philpott’s book BOMB SHELTER, which opens with her 15 year old son having a seizure on the bathroom floor and being diagnosed with epilepsy.
    Just take it very easy and I hope they get it under control very soon.

  7. 1412064gk says:

    Hope you recover soon! We all miss your comments!

  8. rosemarykaye says:

    I’m so sorry to read this Rick; i had been looking for you each Thursday at Lesa’s, and was concerned that you hadn’t appeared for a while. I do hope things improve soon.

    I’ll be thinking of you from Aberdeenshire. Take care, and come back to us as soon as you’re up to it – we miss chatting with you.

  9. prettysinister says:

    Damn! I’m having my own issues with neurology and memory. Nothing as horrible as your car accident. I don’t drive anymore unless I have to help on a road trip and only during the day. But I tripped going down the stairs coming home from the El a few weeks ago. Luckily I caught myself. I can still perform minor nimble gymnastics apparently and saved myself a cracked skull or broken leg.

    Hope all is getting better for you. Wishing you a healthy recovery and gaining back those necessary reading and writing skills.
    .

  10. JohnnyMac says:

    Very sorry to hear this. My best wishes for your full recovery.

  11. Patti Abbott says:

    Well, this was an alarming post to return to. I am so very sorry you are suffering so. Can you listen to books at least? Audiobooks can pass the time. Hope things sort themselves out soon. You deserve better than this!

  12. Todd Mason says:

    And does music help at all? May things improve and return to you, sooner rather than later.

  13. Todd Mason says:

    Condolences, Barbara, and thanks for letting us know of Rick’s passing.

  14. Jerry House says:

    Rick will be missed.

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