Missive 25: Epilepsy Problem #1

Missive 25: 26 February 2019, Tuesday

Greetings from our family to yours and Welcome to another TrailMagick89 missive,

Let’s have a look at Epilepsy once again for this missive. As you have read through these missives here we have shared with you our life dealing with Epilepsy. Kicking It Purple Epilepsy Coalition is a page on Facebook where we can go and gain encouragement when life is a bit tough and we need a pick me up realizing yet again this disease is a very serious thing.

From the very first post of Epilepsy Problem #1 “People don’t see Epilepsy as a “serious” thing, all the way through to the current post of #489 “After a seizure, being asked – “well, what did you forget?” As if to say, “I don’t believe a seizure would cause memory loss.” The Epilepsy Foundation, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy, and International Bureau of Epilepsy are also great resources to learn more about Epilepsy.

The term “six degrees of separation” is the idea that any two people can be connected by six or few other people. That being said, you are connected, are related, or are friends with over the fifty million people with Epilepsy. This disease is deadly (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy); there is no known cure for Epilepsy: there are steps that can be taken to reduce the risk after diagnosis. Brain surgery is successful in seventy percent of Epilepsy patients that have Temporal Lobe Epilepsy.

The thing is that Epilepsy with Epileptic Seizures and Psychogenic non-Epileptic Seizures can come from any part of the brain with the possibility of more than forty types of seizures. I personally experience six distinct types of seizures granted two of them are classified as the same type of seizure, though their triggers are different as are the reactions that occur during the three stages (Aura, Ictus, and Postictal) of a seizure.

With all that information let’s look at the fact that we are always learning. And learning about a disease that kills more people than breast cancer and is ignored so much more. For the better part of the past centuries Epilepsy has been looked at as the people with Epilepsy were demon possessed. That is farther from the truth. If that is the case then many many people that believed Scripture from whichever religion they were a part of were not true believers. And that is a line I will not cross in deciding whether a person is a true believer or not. That is just as bad as looking at someone wearing hijab and saying they can not possibly be a Christian or someone wearing a crucifix and saying that can not be a Druid.

We appreciate that you stuck around until the end. If, you have found any value in this post, make sure to hit the “Like” button and “Subscribe” to TrailMagick89 blog. Please feel free to share your thoughts below. And until next time; make sure to seek peace within your own life. You can also find us on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Amazon, and of course WordPress.

Semper Fidelis, Elroy & Sweets

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Greetings from our family to yours and Welcome to a TrailMagick89 missive, We write these missives to bring awareness for those that live on the streets, under bridges, in abandoned buildings. In most countries it is called “Living Rough”. We cover the subject of life as part of the homeless community; where in some places they are called everything from the derogatory “bum” to the more accepted name of “community people”. We have lived on the streets of the big city and small towns alike. We have encountered people from all walks of life. We have backpacked long distances and followed the trail just to see where it would take us with no destination in mind. After ten years of living on the streets we have found that stories of life of a vagabond and a tramp (modern day nomads) have lessons to share. Our preferred mode of transportation is on our Terratrike Rover Tandem that we have named Max. We talk About Us; from living on the streets around the Eastern part of America to living in yet another small town. We talk about the Bible; the beliefs of the community people. We talk about Community; regardless of where we have lived we have encountered many people that are all part of community life. We talk about Food; just because we have lived under a tarp it didn’t mean we ate terrible food. We talk about Gear (backpacking, cycling, & camping); the equipment we use usually isn’t high cost though it is of a decent quality. We talk about Health; we share the stories of not only of our health but how you can help other community people. We talk about Other topics when it comes to everyday life. We talk about about PVC projects; PVC is such a great medium for projects that can help around the home or campsite. And we talk about our dream of opening a Tiny Home community. We like to share our life with others in hopes that our adventures and misadventures bring a smile and a laugh to you, our readers. We thank you, that you, have taken time out of your day to share yourself with us. We appreciate that you stuck around until the end. If, you have found any value in this post, make sure to hit the "Like" button and "Subscribe" to TrailMagick89 blog. Please feel free to share your thoughts below. And until next time; make sure to seek peace within your own life. You can also find us on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Amazon, and of course WordPress. Semper Fidelis, Elroy & Sweets

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