The night was quiet, and Dabdragon just finished up online and was taking a mental break from cryptocurrency until the next day, I remember smelling pine trees and the smell of a hamster cage, neither of which I have in my house. Just then the television screen began to warp and I could not breathe, my wife said I grabbed my chest and my head simultaneously and fell over onto the floor and began to shake. My wife immediately called 911 and told them what was happening, the operator dispatched an ambulance and began walking my wife through the steps of checking my airway and making sure I don't bite off my tongue. As it was described to me the ambulance arrived and started treating me for a heart attack, when that was ruled out and with me unable to speak, they radioed ahead and described my symptoms as that of a stroke victim.
Now in the hospital, it was a race to save my life from the stroke and they started a battery of blood thinning and other medicines and subjecting to test after test. I am used to this as I am an injured veteran and was very close to death while out of the country. The fact that I was unconscious, unresponsive, and had no prior symptoms was not to my benefit either as no one knew what was happening and my age would suggest a stroke or a heart attack. I am told I had brief moments of consciousness, but could not speak. I want you all to know that while injured in my years something like this had never happened to me, also my father had a heart attack at the beginning of the year so my wife kept my illness quiet until they knew more, there was no reason to upset the family until it was definite whether I pass on or get better, "she knows me well" and that is exactly what I would have said to do. Tell them if I die, but if I live, let me heal and don't upset my family or the kids. Test after test, day by day, I start coming back to myself. The doctors say this----
Mr. Dabdragon sir... After the tests we see some brain damage, but it was not a stroke, it was not a heart attack. Do you have any history of epilepsy? I remember gesturing no shaking my head while watching my wife saying no to the doctor simultaneously in sync with me. Well says the doctor we cannot understand why you had a seizure this aggressive and deadly.
Do you have any history of epilepsy in your family Mr. Dabdragon? My wife again shakes her head no, while I am shaking my head YES, but I at this time cannot speak so the doctor has my wife call my mother and not only break this news, but also bring up the passing of her sister at 56 due to a massive seizure due to epilepsy. I can hear my 72-year-old mother on the phone with my wife and the reaction was what I was trying to avoid by not telling anyone yet.
"OMG" IS MY SON ALIVE? SHE SAYS, MY WIFE ANSWERS FRANTICALLY "YES HE IS OK BUT THE DOCTORS NEED SOME INFORMATION.
Hello Mrs. Dabdragons Mother, I am Doctor "can't figure it out" and need to ask you a few questions about your sons' medical history? Your son at this time is unable to answer these questions about his medical history and we need a few details if you would help us. Of course, replies Mrs. Dabdragons Mother how can I help? Your son has indicated that there is a history of epilepsy in your family? Yes, my sister died at 56 from it, she had a seizure and had a heart attack caused by it. I see said the doctor, has your son ever had any symptoms or been checked or diagnosed for epilepsy?
OH YES, HE HAD EPILEPSY BUT THE SEIZURES STOPPED WHEN HE WAS 2, SO WE ALL FORGOT ABOUT IT AND NEVER MENTIONED IT TO HIM, WE THOUGHT IT WENT AWAY SAYS MRS DABDRAGONS MOTHER.
Let me understand this Mrs Dabdragons Mother, said Doctor "Can't figure it Out", He had epilepsy? Yes, replied Dabdragons Mother, UMMMM says the doctor, Epilepsy does not go away Maam and he should have been made aware of this a long time ago. Thank you, now I can start the correct tests and get your son back on his feet, says the doctor. Oh, thank you and take care of my son doctor I am so worried says Dabdragons mother.
MR DABDRAGON AND MRS DABDRAGON WE HAVE A DIAGNOSIS...... YOU HAVE EPILEPSY, SIR, I AM SURE OF IT SAYS DOCTOR "CAN'T FIGURE IT OUT" NOW WE ARE SURE AND WE WILL GET YOU BACK TO NORMAL BUT YOU DO HAVE SOME SCARING ON YOUR BRAIN AND IT MAY AFFECT YOUR SPEECH PATTERN BUT SHOULD PASS IN TIME AND WE ARE GOING TO START YOU ON A REGIMENT OF MEDICINE TO STOP ANY FUTURE EPISODES WE HOPE.
TO ALL MY FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND SUPPORTERS
I AM HOME NOW AND FEELING MUCH BETTER AND I CANNOT WAIT TO GET BACK TO NORMAL, I MISS MY TOKENSMART SHOW, DABDRAGON HANGOUTS IS A BIG PART OF MY LIFE, I MISS MY WIP FAM, WHALE FAM, CRYPTO FAM, AND JUST BEING ME.
THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH