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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 32
   Posted 2/20/2005 9:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for your notes of encouragement. I'm doing better today...took alot of time to rest yesterday and taking it easy today to get my strength back for another work week. I hate to miss work and only call off when I absolutely have to.They count on me alot because I'm not only the office administrator I also play a vital role in 1/2 of the entire business. I work for a brokerage house that is very fast paced and you have to be ready to jump in with both feet everyday or you might as well stay home. I'm fortunate that my husband also works at the brokerage so if any emergency comes up he's usually there to help out and drive me home. My employers are very understanding because my one boss suffers from anxiety and has alot of empathy for those of us who suffer from physical impairements. My last job I was also in administration and that is were I experienced my first seizure during a business meeting. Fortunately, I was able to leave the meeting because I didn't feel well and go back to my office and call the receptionist before I fell out. They were very understanding as well, but I always got this underlying feeling that they were worried I would hurt myself on the job and file against them. It was so far from what I would ever do that I almost had to laugh. The business closed due to financial difficulties and I needed to find another job.. talk about vulnerable...trying to look for something new knowing that there is a very good chance you would possibly have a seizure on the job. I'm beginning to realize that there are alot of people who try to keep their condition a secret because of fear. I'm by nature a very private person..but have been forced to share things that otherwise would have made me feel uncomfortable. So, as you can see by me sharing on this website I've overcome that. I guess over the years I've found that there are very few people you can trust... and I tend to judge trust by my standard which is very high. But, since I've found I have to trust people to care for me when I'm having a seizure (before,during and after) I've overcome all of that.
Thanks again...hoping to regain my mental clarity before Monday morning

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Date Joined Jun 2004
Total Posts : 82
   Posted 2/20/2005 10:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I wish you the best... I know that stress of working in a brokerage firm !! AAHH !!! I worked on the floor where the trading was done, and boy talk about stress !! This was before I started having kids :-) ..
Funny alot of my co workers ended up marrying others that we worked with..,..I think it was because we worked such long hours and were together all day !!!
The firm was in The World Trade Center.... I am still sick sad
Just be careful with your stress level Michelle... I have to say, I was on the couch for at least 2 years... after the September 11th trajedy.... Stress defintly makes a person with seizure disorder sicker !! I am living proof .... I still am sick, but am taking it day by day... Just think the same :-) .... No job is worth being sick over !!! 
I know it wasnt the job, that is has made me sick, over the past 3 years, it was the stress of losing friends... but any stress can really damage a person with seizure disorder ... Not good !!!
Feel good
Think positive
Always look ahead :-)
Things could only get better at this point right .... Not worse thats for sure :-)

diagnosed seizure disorder 1989
reason, angioma in L temp lobe
seeking surgery options
Keppra 750mg
Zonegran 200 mg

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