I want to apologize for not being around for a while and let you all know what's been going on.
In September as we were moving to a new house my husband's father passed away. Earlier, in April, my father had passed away as well.
Just before I joined the Art Colony last year, I experienced my first generalized tonic-clonic seizure (Grand Mal). We had hoped it was a one time event. Many people every year have will have an unprovoked seizure and then never have another the rest of their life. However that was not the case for me. I have since experienced two more generalized tonic-clonic seizures (the latest being January 5th) and have been diagnosed with idiopathic Epilepsy.
In learning more about the seizures and Epilepsy in general I have discovered I've been having seizures for years and not even realizing it. There are over 30 different types of seizures and quite a few are so minor that they can go unnoticed or overlooked.
Currently I have begun taking an antiepileptic medication. The downside of this being the medication makes me quite tired/groggy making daily tasks rather difficult at times. I'm still going through the adjustment period getting used to the medication and other side effects are subsiding thankfully. I've also added a vitamin B6 supplement daily as it's been proven to lessen the tired/groggy side effect. I'm hoping that will help out, and after 3 days using B6 I am feeling a bit more energy.
I didn't want you all to think I forgot about you! It's just that last year became a very long year for multiple reasons. I am hoping that once things settle down a bit and I become used to my medication I'll be able to participate more.
Hugs to you all!