Monday, April 23, 2012

Greetings From the Land of the 48-Hour EEG



I feel so bad that I’ve been behind schedule with my posts over the past few days. I had the words in my mind but never got to type it out. It’s been a busy couple of days – some things good, some things not so good. But God is good! And I’m thankful for the peace He has provided in the midst of it all.

Quick update: I’ve been having some strange symptoms for a while now (twitches, pressure in head, pins and needle feeling, eye strain, dizziness, etc. etc. etc.) I saw a neurologist and he ordered a bunch of tests. The MRI and EMG results were good. Blood tests were good. Evoked potential tests were good. However, this weekend, the symptoms got worse and experienced a few things that I hadn’t before. On Friday I almost blacked out and at one point yesterday, I struggled with my speech. That’s never happened before so last night I went to the ER. CT scans and X-Rays were good. Still not sure if it was a seizure or what. They discharged me after a few hours and said I should back to the neurologist this morning to arrange for an EEG. This afternoon I had the regular one-hour EEG. Right now, I’m in the midst of a 48-hour EEG with video. I’m under ‘surveillance’ with electrode thingies in my head and a video camera pointed at me…

Here’s my new look…


(Too bad it ends in two days.)

Seriously though, prayers are appreciated. Thank you to the many people who have been praying. I am so grateful. Not sure what this is all about but I know God is in control and I am thankful that I sense His peace and nearness. He is good.

Well, I’m super sleepy.
Me and my pretty head wrap are gonna call it a night…

pressing on toward the goal!
-Jenn

10 comments:

Lis said...

Thank you for sharing. So sorry to hear about this. I will pray. <3

Sarah said...

I love how confident you are in God's care for you!!! And I'm pretty sure you will DEF land in man in that sessssy headwrap!!

Love you!!! Praying !!!

Diana Denis said...

You are too much!! Praying for you <3

Lindsey said...

I admire your courage Jenn and will continue to pray for you. Praise God for His peace :-) Love you friend!

Gabe said...

Keep the atmosphere charged with praise and worship! God dwells in the praises of His people. & Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty, liberty from sickness, depression, or any other thing that would try to subvert the will of God for our lives. For we know, that ALL things work together for the good of them that love the Lord and are called according to His purpose.

shelly70x7 said...

Love you boo. Always praying and...Always remember the eagle ;)

Dawn Aldrich said...

I echo Gabe's words. Keep the Jesus party going and relish in the freeing, healing power of the Holy Spirit.

Praying God's blessings, mercies, and favor for you today.

Dawn

Jennifer Roth said...

Thank you for your prayers and encouraging words! You all bless me! God is good. I'm continuing to trust Him and know He will get the glory in this. Love and blessings to you guys!

joyskill said...

Hope it went ok with your 48 hr EEG did they record video also, or was it ambulatory?

Jennifer Roth said...

Hi joyskill. My EEG results came back normal. It was ambulatory but I did have to bring their video camera to record me for two days (no audio). All while the bathrooms at home were being redone at home! It was a crazy couple of days! I was glad to wash my hair when all was said and done. :)