Here's my story, but before you read please don't feel like you have to donate if you are unable to. If you can help I would greatly appreciate it!
For several months I was having pretty severe migraines and after having the most recent migraine and a stiff neck for four days straight, I ended up in the emergency room on July 8th. The doctor started treating me for a migraine but then noticed pressure behind my eyes, while doing an exam, so he decided to do a CT scan. The results came back that I have Venous Sinus Thrombosis (or a blood clot in a vein in my brain). I was transferred to a different hospital where they did an MRI to confirm the diagnosis, and then I was admitted to stay at the hospital so they could treat me. That night I had several blood tests done and was going to be put on blood thinners and sent home the next day but then had a seizure from the pressure on my brain (blood wasn't leaving my brain properly) so I had to be put on anti-seizure medication and be monitored for several more days until the neurologist thought I was stable enough to be home. I had several "auras" or pre-seizure like symptoms where I went through periods of confusion that I can't remember, but once I was able to make it at least 36 hours without one I was sent home. I spent a total of 6 days in the hospital. Now that I'm home I have been having pretty extreme exhaustion. I'm also not allowed to drive for at least 3 months because of the seizure. I drive to people's homes for the main part of my job so for the next 3 months I am going to only be working as much as I can part time but will not get my regular income which is why any help will be greatly appreciated.
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