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  1. No seizures today! I can't wait to get off of Disability and get out and find a job! Without getting political about it, in today's economy, even using the social security Ticket to Work program, finding a job is going to be difficult. I do hope to be able to get my drivers license back soon though, that should help.
  2. I'd like to give it a going over just to stay up on the latest thing especially on something like a tablet. Big box PC's are going the way of what they've been called for years anyway, "boat anchors". The operating systems that run on them aren't going to support newer programs either, companies will just stop writing software compatable with older operating systems.
  3. Another successful seizure-free weekend! It's sure is nicer to be able to count seizure-free periods by a few days at a time as opposed to having a seizure-free day and feel I've accomplished something! I'm still taking Depakote and Keppra every day as I was before and hope to be tapering off of meds soon. I'm off of Dilantin completly and was ordered by my Dr to throw away any I might have laying around just in case I forget and take some just out of habit. He knows I'm good about making sure I take my meds as prescribed so there's never the excuse that I forgot to take them and that was the reason I had a seizure. I take them twice a day, I just use 10:00 as my med time, if it's 10:00, AM or PM, it's med time. My memory is bad because of Epilepsy but I never forget to take my meds. To me, it's something simple-stupid. If these meds are supposed to keep me from having seizures, you can be damn sure I take them like clockwork. What I'm really looking forward to is getting off of disability and getting out and find a job. Without getting into the politics of it, (wrong forum) right now is a horrible time to be looking for a job but if I can use my "disability" as an advantage to get one, I'm damn sure going to use it after the living hell Epilepsy has put my Family and I through.
  4. QUOTE (Mrs. Huck Rogers @ Oct 11 2012, 12:54 AM)
    Hi Danny.
    Was just wondering about seizure alert dogs. Apparently they can sense a seizure coming? Is this something that would be helpful for you? Do they train them for that or is it something that you have to do on your own?

    I've read a lot about them and have chatted with people at The Epilepsy Foundation Forum that have them and they swear by them. I was going to look into getting one when I lived in Pennsylvania and did do a little investigating into the subject. They do train dogs to assist people when they do have a seizure but a dog that is usually "chosen" as a seizure alert dog is one that has already shown a natural ability to sense a seizure coming on. If they do 'hit' on a seizure, they'll come and sit by the person and try to warn them that a seizure is coming. From everything I've heard about them, it's the animals own natural ability to sense a seizure. Where I'm living right now, I can't keep a dog and since my brain surgery, I hopefully won't need one! I did recently adopt 2 kittens, I hope they never have to see me have a seizure!

  5. I had another seizure-free day today! I'm working with vocational re-hab here in Las Vegas, NV to try to get back to work and get off disability. If I can go out and earn a living seizure-free, I'd gladly work 12 hours a day rather than try to live on what disability pays.


    I miss work! angry.gif And making money! drool1.gif

  6. QUOTE (Sheldon Cooper @ Aug 23 2012, 04:43 AM)
    QUOTE (Drumnut @ Nov 4 2011, 02:23 AM)
    I need to call my Dr in the morning, I had another big seizure this morning.

    I felt really bad for you when I read this. I know it is from last November, but that was when I read it.


    How have you been doing since? I know you've had some issues with your meds that you seem to have worked out.


    Anyway, I was really pulling for you after your surgery, and was bummed out when you said you'd had a seizure. But I'm glad you are doing better now.



    Thanks for asking Sheldon, I've been doing much better lately, I'm still going to school and doing more to try to keep my appetite up. I can't wait to be able to get back to work again, I miss a good day of working up an appetite. I still want to find a Dr who will give me a script for MMJ. I'm not exactly getting wealthy on disability either. I had another good, seizure-free day today too, I can't wait to be able to work again! Disability is sending me to school again, once I finish and my Dr clears me for work, I'm ready to jump back into it and make some money!


    I'm taking the Microsoft IT Academy Program at this school: www.lv-pita.com

  7. I'm still on disability and probably will be for years after having brain surgery which disability considers a traumatic brain injury. I'm going to try to take full advantage of the disability "ticket to work program" and attend this school considering disability is going to pay for it: The Microsoft IT Academy



  8. Musical Brain Patterns Could Help Predict Epileptic Seizures

    The brain produces electrical rhythms and using EEG -- electrodes on the scalp -- researchers were able to monitor the brain patterns in patients with epilepsy. Both in patients and in brain tissue samples the team were able to witness an abnormal brain wave noticeable due to its rapidly increasing frequency over time.

    Comparing these to a musical 'glissando', an upwards glide from one pitch to another, the team found that this brain rhythm is unique to humans and they believe it could be related to epilepsy.
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