Thursday, August 11, 2011

My Visit with the Neurologist.

       Today was my appointment to visit the neurologist at the local Heart and Stroke Center.

        June 19th an incident occurred which sent me to the local emergency department. I was not making any new memories(amnesia) and was rather confused and frustrated. I had just sold an old outboard motor and came in the house with the money and a plan to take the item off Kijiji. Some time later I found myself at the computer and wondering why I was there. I had probably been there about 20 minutes and became frustrated by not being able to complete a task as I had not remembered what I was there for in the first place. So off to the emergency we went where I was immediately given a cat scan and no blockage was found. Other tests were done and I was observed for about three hours. I was released and sent home. However, I was referred to the heart and stroke clinic. So that's why my visit today.

      Backing up three years ago I had another incident where the amnesia lasted about 2 hours. I received the same investigation then. They could not find anything amiss and could not explain why I had the amnesia.

     So today they are still at a loss for any explanation. I am not worried about these incidents. I'm told it's unlikely to happen again. So life goes on. I will continue to maintain a strenuous regime of keeping fit and enjoying an active outdoor life style.


  1. Those episodes would be scary to me. I guess after the fact it would very hard to discover why they are happening. I hope they do stay away, Red. You describe it well...

  2. I'm glad to hear that you followed up on your feeling that "something wasn't right"! Too often people don't act when they feel different. Also glad to hear that there is nothing obviously wrong, but....hey...I'm an expert at not having any answers! Take good care of you!!!

  3. Djan , it would be more worrisome if I was left with disability. They don't know what the cause is and it doesn't seem to lead to something else. I'm not the only person to have this. It appears to be fairly common. Usually only happens once.

  4. Thanks Tracey. Yes you would know more than I do about no answers. It's quite noticeable so easy to make the decision to head to emerg.