DylanBradbury Posted March 1, 2013 Share Posted March 1, 2013 Rather than hijacking other users’ posts, I wanted to explain my disappearance from MVPMods in this thread… 2012 was–without a doubt–the strangest year of my life. It started out normal, but in mid-April, I had a tonic-clonic (they used to be called grand-mal) seizure. I had never had one before, so it was a very scary experience for me. I was in a ton of pain. It was like I was in a really bad fight, where didn’t defend myself, and I got beaten really badly. But, after undergoing a multitude of tests, they concluded it was likely a one-time thing. Unfortunately it wasn’t… I had another seizure in August. Then two more seizures, one day in September. Then four more seizures, all in one day in December. After having my second seizure, doctors diagnosed me with epilepsy. I was put on medication. Unfortunately, it turned out I was severely allergic to this medication. I started seeing things, wanting to do dangerous things, experiencing really violent thoughts. My neurologist assured me that I’d be fine, refusing to take me off the medication. (He also didn’t believe I had third seizure, as “a seizure’s only a seizure if there’s someone there to witness it.” Needless to say after my forth seizure, we found a new neurologist, who put me on different medication. Along with the immediate side-effect of my seizures–a great deal of pain–I also experienced a ton of other ill effects. I lost a ton of memory. I could be introduced to someone, and then not remember being meeting that person at all. I had forgotten a bunch of bigger stuff too. Things like having no idea that Barack Obama was President of the United States, Michael Jackson was dead, or that Whitney Houston had passed away. I was floored–and thoroughly overjoyed–that the Blue Jays had reverted back to their old logo and uniforms, and ditched the angry-Jay regalia. My short-term memory was really affected too. I couldn’t enjoy TV, as I couldn’t follow plots, or remember if characters were good or bad. I’d struggle reading books for the same reason. I also had a lot of trouble focusing. I’d start a project, abandon it, start another, etc. Needless to say, MVPMods hasn’t been on the forefront of my agenda. However, I’ve been seizure-free (knock-on-wood), for a while now and I’m pretty sure my memory and focus are back to their pre-seizure strength. After creating a 2013 MLB Schedule for MVP, I realized there was a need to update my Schedule Generator as well, with the Astros move to the AL West. I didn’t want to upload them too far apart in terms of time; so last night when I (finally) finished updating the schedule generator, I logged in to MVPMods, and uploaded them both. It feels great to be back. I'm very glad a lot of friendly users are still here. It was nice to be welcomed back so kindly and warmly this morning. I just wanted to let you all know, I didn't choose to temporarily abandon MVPMods, my brain just chose to temporarily abandon me. Hopefully (again, knock-on-wood) I’m here to stay. Take care, Dylan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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