We’d like to take a moment to send get well wishes to our good friend Kate Langwine-Cooke. MS is a bitch of a mistress and dear Kate was recently taken ill, we’ll let her explain:
MS IS NOT ALWAYS INVISIBLE: Last night I shouted my partner Sarah to bring me something from the kitchen then it felt like my brain slowed down, everything looked and sounded like was in slow motion, then my brain went nuts, “extreme over activity of the brain caused by the MS” the hospital said. I went into full body tremors including my head banging up and down , I wasn’t unconscious but I was unresponsive, I could hear everything but couldn’t respond or open my eyes.
After 15 minutes Sarah rang an ambulance because this has never happened before. I remember hearing the paramedics but couldn’t respond to them, they worked on me at ours for about 45 minutes I think (can’t be sure though because I don’t remember them putting a line into my foot as they couldn’t get a vein). They blue lighted me to hospital and took me into ‘resus’ my memory of what happened in there is patchy.
Later once I was in a condition to be moved into main A&E they took me through. After 3 hours of being in what at first thought to be a seizure my brain finally settled and I came out of it. They wanted to keep me in over night for observation but I just wanted to come home and sleep, they ran a load of tests n then let me discharge myself.
I think we got home at like 5am but not sure, I slept but my body is utterly exhausted. Genuinely didn’t know how last night was going to end. Thankful to be alive today.