Topic of the discussion
Posted on 15/11/2018 14:54
The aftermath of a seizure can be very difficult and leave the sufferer weak and ill at ease for a long time afterwards. As well as that, it is possible to sustain bad injuries from falling to the ground or colliding with objects.
Have you ever been badly injured following a seizure?
Beginning of the discussion - 15/11/2018Have you ever been injured during a seizure? https://www.carenity.co.uk/forum/epilepsy/living-with-epilepsy/have-you-ever-been-injured-during-a-seizure-2626
Posted on 15/11/2018 15:05
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Posted on 15/11/2018 21:15
Yes I've been injuried having a seizure I've fallen down the stairs, I've had a seizure whilst getting out the bath and fell back into the bath water and nearly drowned, I've nearly been run over by a coach I feel into the road having a seizure. I've had numerous broken bones over the years and bruised skin and cuts to various parts of my body
Posted on 16/11/2018 00:10
Posted on 20/11/2018 12:42
Hurt yes many many times since I've had this condition 42 years (I'm 49 yrs now)I used to be a main stage bingo caller and my worst embarrassment ever was when I was on stage and had a big fit.... in front of 1800 people OMG!!!
It took me over a week to get back on stage (without crying or embarrassed) to carry on my job as main stage bingo caller .
whats your ??
Posted on 20/11/2018 17:01
A good subject for discussion... Thank you!
My seizures commenced at the age of 16. Whilst driving at the age of 17, I had a seizure, hit a gentleman on a bicycle and both of us landed up in the ditch, car and all. Luckily, this only caused a couple of cuts and scratches but stopped me driving forever!
Many burns have occurred with hot cups of coffee, plates etc. in the kitchen that I'm now banned from the kitchen; too dangerous there! My husband and I are a good team; he cooks and I wash the dishes!
I've almost drowned in the bath approximately 3 times; if we ever move to a new residence we make sure there's no bath, just a shower! It's so much safer.
Two toes on the right foot were broken a few years' ago. The seizure commenced in the bathroom; somehow I landed up in the lounge! This made me wear a 'moon boot' for approximately 8 weeks and was the best comfort a foot could have had. Healing was quick but very painful at the time!
I visited a bank in 2016, got very frustrated and congested due to the queues, proceeded to a coffee shop where I ordered a cup of coffee on an open balcony. Before I knew it, a seizure started, the chair turned backwards and I landed up on the pavement. This caused damage to my neck and back, which took me a long time to recover.
Carpet burns to the knees occurred after a tonic clonic seizure in September 2017. All I remember is leaving the bedroom to go to the bathroom. I then hit the corridor wall, landed on the passage carpet and after constant jerking for 30 minutes tried to crawl to the kitchen to get something to drink. Both knees are still very tender and skin is still red and chafed!