This is a great way to look at a nasty event, and even better for looking at yourself (by 8 year old you).
Prior to last night, it had been a long time since the last time I had time travel seizures. Yesterday, however was full up on wonkiness.
On the one hand, I’m very lucky that since I quit taking Cymbalta and Abilify in December of 2012, I’ve had several good weeks without any seizures at all, and that on the other weeks, the few seizures I did have were primarily simple partial seizures that made muscles in my face and neck behave incorrectly, as opposed to complex seizures that leave me feeling like I’ve been picked up and transported to another location while drugged.
On the other hand, there are some really good things about experiencing “time travel.” It gives me perspective on my life that I wouldn’t otherwise have.
For example: Yesterday, I remember the post-ictal confusion from one of the seizures fairly clearly… I thought I was 9…
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