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Mollymom
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   Posted 11/13/2005 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
To everyone who reads this, I need to hear some good stories! Tell me the funniest/craziest thing that ever happened to you during (or as a result of) a seizure. We've got to laugh about it sometimes or we'll all go mad.

Daisy9980
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   Posted 11/13/2005 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I also cannot associate anything funny with my seizure disorder.

I can only share storys of pushing forward, despite my disorder.
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Mollymom
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   Posted 11/13/2005 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm truly sorry. I honestly didn't mean to offend anyone! I just find it easier to get by If I can laugh about it later (in some cases) or I'll be miserable forever. For instance, just yesterday as I was having a CP. When I started to come around, my 2yr. old daughter was hitting my knees saying, "Mommy! Your broken! Mommy are you broken?!" At the moment it was very upsetting but later I found it funny and sweet. If I dwell on the sadness of it all I'm in constant depression. I guess I'm just a different kind of person. I'm really sorry and if this offends anyone else, I honestly didn't mean for it to.
Forgive me.

Uhura
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   Posted 11/13/2005 9:24 AM (GMT -7)   

I'm not offended!  I agree with both  perspectives.  We do need to not dwell on disabilities/conditions or whatever term you prefer.  I prefer disability.  But at the same time, we know it isn't funny. 

Uhura

 

Pushee
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   Posted 11/13/2005 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with Mollymom about laughing. If you don't laugh about life and events in life, you will go absolutely insane. If you look hard enough, you can always find the good in everything.

I do not feel that laughing at life is showing "ignorance" at all!

RanMan
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   Posted 11/13/2005 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
                            nono   nono nono nono nono
 
 
 
                            I AGREE WITH JEN
Diagnosed with epilepsy and ulcerative colitis in 1979,
Been on meds ever since.
 
275mg-dilantin/day
120mg-pheonobarb/day
3,000mg-Mesasol/day
20mg-Celexa/day


Mollymom
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   Posted 11/13/2005 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Okay, obviously you guys can't even forgive me for offending. I understand Jennifer's offense. I can't imagine ever losing my own child. Do you have it yourself Jennifer? Are those of you offended constantly depressed?
Thanks Uhura and Pushee for some understanding.

Daisy9980
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   Posted 11/13/2005 12:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Depression is not an issue. Not for me anyway.
I simply do not find any kind of my seizures "funny" in anyway. There is never a time where I reflect and laugh about how my brain misfires and I have a seizure. But it is just some of our feelings. I like to share good stories of overcoming issues. But I am just giving you my honest opinion. As you can tell this is a very diverse group of people. There is no issue of being forgivin in my eyes. JMHO.
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Mollymom
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   Posted 11/13/2005 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't have good stories of overcoming issues. I guess it's the only other way for me to deal. Kind of like how "stupid" my AED's have made me. I have to joke about it sometimes. Thank you Daisy for your honesty.

Mollymom
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   Posted 11/13/2005 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I got a very different response on another E support site. Lots of silly stories and nobody was offended but I had the chance to explain myself before anyone misunderstood me.

Daisy9980
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   Posted 11/13/2005 6:10 PM (GMT -7)   
That is good you have somewhere else to go.
We all use different forums.
Thanks for sharing
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RickyB
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   Posted 11/13/2005 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Molly I agree with both sides.allthough I no longer have seizures I did have them for years.I remember one seizure that I had that once I came out of it I just cracked up laughing at my situation.I was standing at the toilet doing what men do standing at the toilet.when I came to I was laying in the bath tub with my wife trying to make me comfortable.bet at laughed for 10 minutes.If I didn't find humor in myself I would have gone nuts.
Seizures themselves are not a laughing matter but you have to make the best of a bad situation when you can.
A little background on me for those that do not know me. first diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 19 after having a grand mal siezure while taking my entrance exam for the Army in 1977."they decided they didn't want me after that".I realized I had been having them for at least a year before and didn't realize it.14 years later i was having an average of 7 a day and could not leave the house by myself  .I was one of the lucky ones.Doctors were able to finally find exactly where they were coming from and I had surgery to remove right temporal lobe in June 1992.have not had a seizure since.I think back know and wander how I made it through and realize alot of it had to do with my sense of humor.my grandson has Tuberous sclerosis and has seizures.when he gets older I will help him out anyway I can and hope his sense of humor is good too.

seems like everytime I make my mark somebody always paints the wall


Parksboss
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   Posted 11/14/2005 12:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I have only been a member of this group for a few days. I have read the members postings and replys faithfully since joing. I too do not think that sizures are anything to laugh about. We also need to be able to cope with the hand we have been dealt. Before I continue I would like to share a little of my story just as RickyB has done.

I had worked for NH state parks for 40 years in 2002 when I had my first seizure. Much of my time was spent out doors on lakes, or mountain summits and at times in wonderful historic sites. Just imagine being able to sit down and do your office work and look off for a hundred miles or more from a mountain summit. I loved the times I spent with park guests pointing out distant peaks or showing them how to start a campfire. In 2002 I was a regional supervisor and was responsible for state parks in about one quarter of the state. I had to drive to do my job.

In NH you must be sizure free for one year before being able to drive, however a doctor may give permission to drive earlier. I was theraputic soon after starting dilantin and my doctor allowed me to drive begining June 1 2003. There were no incidents that summer but in November almost one year to the day I had a second siezure and have not driven since. That ment I would no longer be able to be a regional supervisor. State parks must have valued me because they made me supervisor of historic sites, which was a position that had not existed previously. As much as I like the outdoors I am also a fanatic about NH history. Needles to say I was pleased. During May last year the parks administration and I realized that I could not carry out the responsibilites of the new job primarily because I couldn't drive. I decided to retire. Parks told me that they were not ready for me to leave completely and asked me to work on special projects from my home and at park headquarters from time to time. This made my decision to retire much easier. I retired but continued work where and when I could.

I have had two seizures at park headquarters. They have made the staff there uncomfortable. This is something I do not want and I in turn have become uncomfortable being the foculs of their daily concerns. At times I feel that they are being overprotective of me. I have talked with all of them about my illness and that I appreciated their concerns.

I have needs to cope with the hand that has been dealt to me. At times my perspective will bring a smile to my face not because there is someting funny about siezures but because there is some irony that I have seen . I will share one. Prior to my first seizure I was one of two National Safety Council defensive driving instructors for parks. The course is exclusively classroom i.e. nothing behind the wheel. I smile each time I think that one of my special projects is to continue to teach defensive driving despite not being able to drive.

Mollymom
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   Posted 11/14/2005 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow! Thanks for having a sense of Humor RickyB!
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