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December 5, 2012 I crossed the yellow line and sideswiped a service truck. Problem is I did not realize I had done it. Some things in life really shake you up. I did realize someone had hit my drver's side mirror and shattered it. Looking in the inside mirror I did not see anyone stop, slow or any other indication anyone was concerned, so figuring it was a hit and run went home. Later I went out and saw paint on the driver's side fender. So I called the police to report an accident and was called in to make an accident report. That is when I learned I had been the culprit, and I had been the one to hit and run.
For several years I've been living a "Twilight Zone" life. I place things in one place and then they dissappear. Later they are under other things, in a totally different location, and often well hidden. Paranoia, who is pilfering through my stuff or playing pranks on me? I cannot remember things, even the day of month or week. I get these sleepy spells and even at work often lock the door to my office and just have to take a nap. And I work at a maximum security prison. Driving on the interstate I get the sleepy spells and often think I am going to have to pull over and take a nap, I often find I have actually dozed off for a second. Very scary.
My doctor ask me who changed my medications, when, and why [I have several doctors] and I cannot remember. Weekly I make up my meds for the week and find I have not done them correctly.
I fear I have Alzheimers!
Then comes December 5, 2012 and it could have been a mother and child in the car I hit and it could have been a head on collission, and I could have killed someone.
I begin to see neurologist. Long story short. Immediately the doctors say I can no longer drive, and I am put on extended medical leave from work. It is determined I have non-epileptic seizures.
Looking at me, talking to me you cannot tell I am having a seizure. However I am like sleep walking, checked out. I have no memory of that few seconds or minutes and afterwards am confused. My first EEG I had three in one hour. Try that for twenty four hours! The doctor said I had had them all my life, but for some reason they had gotten more sever and frequent over time. Now they have taken over my life. The sleepiness somehow go with them but no one knows how at this time.
Bottom line, I have been homebound since dec. 5, 2012. My cabin fever is getting extremely bad. CBG building and trying to learn the 3-string has been my lifeline. However I have built only two since that date due to the weather. My shop gets cold and I need a bandsaw.
As for learning, wouldn't you know it I've had computer problems. However, even with the problems I've had that lifeline. I can concentrate and retain only so much at a time which is my biggest draw back. But the doctors assure me eventually they will get me on the right path and meds and I'll be fit as a fiddle.
As I have concentration issues any suggestions on specific pages of which groups and forums to check out for building and learning to play would be appreciated. These have kind'a become monsters. Armed with specific places and time frames to look into I think my limited concentration might remein focused long enough to wade through the clutter to find the gems.
Ok, who is willing to dive in and help go on this treasure hunt?