I was running though the family backyard at dusk chasing my 5 year old baby sister. we had a clothesline strung up between two patio posts for drying some clothes, because of the time of day the and the fact that the clothesline had slid down the posts from the previous weight of the items hanging on it... it was about 4 feet off the ground... i didn't see the line. I was running fast. i hit it hard. from my chest level all the way up my neck (mostly on the right side) I had violent bruising. I didn't stop moving. my feet flew up into the air, as I could feel my body go weightless for a brief second and then searing pain as I heard a loud cracking sound. a sound not unlike when a baseball is hit by a bat. my body and head fell from a 3 foot height onto solid concrete. I went unconscious. I don't remember too much after this except for voices calling to me in the far distance. It was my family calling out to me as they ran to take care of me. I still struggle to remember the 2 years that followed. I know they were painful. I know i cried a lot. From this injury I earned the right to be severely dizzy for the rest of my life. I still suffer from extreme pain at the point of impact when I struggle to recall things as big as memories or as small as something i just told myself i really needed to remember.
October 31, 2005
I felt sick and suffered from a fever seizure. My fever soared to over 110 f. I was brought to the nearest hospital where I was told that I may lose my kidneys, etc. Later the same night, instead of admitting me to the hospital they literally pulled the IV out of my arms, pulled me up out of the bed and said, "you have to leave now, we need the bed." They threw me, a very sick person brought in by an ambulance with a severe fever, out of a hospital. I still had a fever of over 103 f. at the time they sent me stumbling and falling my way out of the hospital. Follow up dr appts, I was put on a regimens of endless antibiotics for 9 mths to a yr. with no recourse. Except for to return to the same hospital an additional 4x over the next 6 or so months with severe dehydration and pain. I started complaining about the twitching and muscle spasms at this point in my life. at first it was only in my legs. now it's literally throughout my entire body. I was given Lyrica and 3 days into taking it I had to stop due to the fact that I was displaying all of the severe reactions to the medication! I couldn't swallow, I couldn’t walk straight without falling into walls (as if i was a walking drunk), I slurred my words for two reasons, 1) my tongue swelled up to where I was constantly biting it and 2) I couldn't think straight... my brain was not reacting well. It’s like it was shutting off, memories were just suddenly not there.