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    Seizure Background
    In June of 2006, I remember this only because it was the night before father's day, I had my first grand mal seizure. I was working in the yard all day and that evening I just collapsed and started convulsing. My girlfriend, Kasey who I was living with at the time witnessed it and told me about it the next morning.

    At first I didn't believe her but after they started occurring everyday sometimes 2-3 times a day I started to believe.

    I was arrested for attacking a police officer a month later. The officer thought I was on drugs or drunk he said, because I was acting erratic and slurring my words. But I had just had a bad seizure minutes before and so I only remember bits and pieces of the event, my friends filled me in later with the rest of the gory details.

    I lost my cousin Connie in 2007 she had a love for driving fast and it took her from me when she was only 36. I miss her every day and everything still reminds me of her. I cant wait to see if she opens the gates for me!!!!

    I went back to work for a company called Flexco. This company respected the fact that I was a woman welder and treated me very well. One year with the company and they made me supervisor and trainer of the weld shop. I was respected by most of the guys,( there was always a couple of guys who thought I should be home baking cookies), but it made me feel good about myself to be in a position to help the new guys and I looked forward to going to work every day.

    In 2009 it became apparent to my bosses that I was sick when I had a seizure at work. My Doctor and my boss both decided it was no longer safe for me to work anymore.
    For a year I stayed in my bedroom, depressed and afraid to leave the house alone.

    It's 2011 now, not as depressed but still very afraid to be left alone. I used to be able to tell when a seizure was coming but not anymore. I can't drive anymore, So I can't leave and I don't want my friend to leave me alone, in case another bad seizure like the one that left me in this wheelchair happens!!

    I guess what I miss the most is the freedom I used to have. One of my favorite things to do was go fishing and hiking. Just walking down the trails in the state park all alone was so peaceful. I also used to love to work in the garden but now I feel as if I need an escort. My friend needs to be able to work and I am so afraid I'll have to be put in a nursing home at the age of 42.
    Treatments
    tegretol --trying aroma therapy(jasmine)
    Location
    near chicago illinois
    Interests
    used to love to fish, hike and was a pretty good pool player(8 ball call)

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