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  •  Sounds a lot like mine (8+ / 0-)

    My brain stops whatever it is doing, and I might get a sense of something wrong. The reboot comes slowly - just lying there not processing, then attempt to get up. I"m slow, can't take stuff In. I'm RIGHT-handed, as opposed to my normal left. Speech takes eons, if I can do it at all.….

    Irony is that I'm a UNIX admin. My brain just happens to run Windows.

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    by mwm341 on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 05:53:32 AM PDT

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    •  Fascinating about the hand preference (4+ / 0-)
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      FloridaSNMOM, koNko, Neevah, Creosote

      I experience visual disruption.  Another user experiences language disruption.  

      You experience a disruption in your body controls, but seem to retain some awareness.  That's got to be frustrating.  

      Streichholzschächtelchen

      by otto on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 05:55:48 AM PDT

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      •  Awareness (3+ / 0-)
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        Things go out over a few seconds, speech and hearing first. I start to twitch right, and fall that way if I'm going to. Speech and hearing are gone; I'm out. Coming back is slow;; time sense is off. Hearing before speech. Body control can take a while - but concept of YES/NO is present.: "squeeze my hand if you can hear me". Looooong time before Squeeze. "Do you know where you are?" Looooong pause before Release. And more, but I don't really know; too tired to get involved...

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        by mwm341 on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 05:23:42 PM PDT

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