A Rare Moment Of Positive Thinking

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andrew50
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   Posted 5/9/2006 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I'd just like to share with everyone what happened to me today. Warning: some of the below makes me sound like a wuss.
 
This morning I had a fairly major seizure at my desk. After taking a while to get over it, I got back to work. An hour later I had another fairly major seizure. I took the hint, went home and spent the rest of the day feeling very sorry for myself. Apart from anything else, the precedent was worrying. I have petite mals all the time but never two big attacks in one day before.
 
Come early evening, though, my brain seemed to be working again and I decided to take a walk by the river near my house. The sun was shining, the air mild. Blackbirds were singing frenetically, ducklings and their mothers toddling along the waters. Poplar trees were erupting from the far bank while willows looped down towards the river. And running through my head was Elvis Costello's 'Oliver's Army', which though having very inappropriate lyrics ("I would rather be anywhere else than here today") is also one of the finest pieces of music ever. I can't remember seeing a scene of such mundane and remarkable beauty. And it hit me how extraordinarily lucky I am. Well fed, well - if inadvisadly - clothed, good friends and family, healthy about 95% of the time. Above all, able to witness something like this. More fortunate, basically, than billions of people around the world.  So my brain malfunctions occasionally. Does that really matter?
 
I'm not trying to sound smug here, or advising you all to just think positive or count your blessings. Thinking about it, I'm not wholly sure what the message is here. Just a little tale of how I managed to put things into a degree of perspective. An effect which will probably last for a couple of days or my next fairly serious attack, whichever comes sooner.
 
Regards,
Andrew
 

mysticdreamer
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   Posted 5/26/2006 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
andrew there is beauty surrounding us and we who are very senstive to things becuse of our illnesses should reglurely take a stress break ino for me when i personaly am haveing waring signs of seziures and they dont happen ino i need a destressor quickly or else im going for a grandmal and it well de stress me along side of give me a grandmul seziure so i try to destreess my self at every chance i can

andrew50
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   Posted 5/26/2006 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I've not considered chilling out, or whatever, as a way of warding off seizures. Have you found that works? I've not noticed a direct link between stress and attacks, but then I deliberately spend most of my life in a fairly constant state of pressure, worry or irritation. Maybe that's not a good idea after all. But when I start changing my lifestyle because of my epilepsy, that's when the things's starting to beat me.

Regards,

Andrew

mysticdreamer
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   Posted 5/27/2006 11:03 PM (GMT -7)   
oka all im sayinfor my self i live with4 other adults who are 1 mentaly ill and 2 drug addicts lol and alot of times i go for a walk to a friends house after my waring sign has faded off or if it isnt i listen to soothing music n ilike native american music its very beautyfuland extremly calming yeah
and it helps me

andrew50
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   Posted 5/29/2006 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, that sounds like the sort of atmosphere you might want to take the occasional break from. Talked to someone recently who says calming themselves down when they're having an aura helps them as well. Just never something I've heard of before. I personally like complete silence when I'm having any sort of seizure. But the music I normally listen to tends to be noisy techno or discordant guitars, which would probably do me no good at all.

Regards,
Andrew
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