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Epilepsy: life goes up, life goes down.

Updated on May 6, 2012

When you have epilepsy different things can happen to different people.

Some grow out of it, that is the best.

Some do not, that is the worse.

Some get placed on disability, and lose a job.

For me a lot of this is true.

I had surgery, not once but twice. The first one failed, but they had tried. The second one worked. And that was good.

Still, I had to take a lot of medicine, the doctors told me there were lesions all over the left part of my brain. They still may grow, they could only take some of the lesions out.

A few weeks ago, I got sick and went to the ER. Then I was told my kidney was failing. They sent me to my neurologist. Test after test, he told me what was wrong. The kidney was fine, if some of my medicine was taken down a bit.

So, that is what we did. Now we are waiting. Just waiting. If I don't have a seizure I am fine! That would be great! Taking less medication would be a blessing for me, I hate taking pills anyway.

I also have to drink a lot of water, just to flush out the kidneys. It keeps them clean, nice and clean. But, I am happy the kidney is fine, that part is wonderful!

The hardest thing to do, is wait. Will the kidneys have trouble again? I pray not. Will I have a seizure again? I pray not. Will the lesions grow? I pray not?

But, I don't know, I just don't know, nor do the doctors. We just have to wait.



May 2012, God has cured my kidney. Thanks to God, I no longer have to wait.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Hi Debbie, yes stress can contribute to seizure activity. Rest is important. Exercise is important, but still needs to be moderate.

      Your friend

      Michele

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Michele can stress bring on seizures? Debbie

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you, I will look into that. But God has healed me. I should have written a hub about that.

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      Queirdkus Ω Ibidem 5 years ago from Sitting on the Rug

      Michele, I'm not sure if I may be lacking in tact to ask if you've come across the principles in "The Secret" book. I was just hoping you might find something there helpful.

      Praying for your speedy recovery,

      Quirinus

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      Drtruthman 5 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      Thanks for the prayers, they are always welcome. Lee

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Lee, that is wonderful. I have been praying for you. God Bless you.

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      Drtruthman 5 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      This is good news Michele. Glad to hear about the medication.

      We do enjoy being seizure and aura free, don't we?

      I have now gone almost 10 days without even an aura so praise God. You are in my prayers. God bless. Lee

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      donnaisabella my family and friend have been praying for me and prayers work, the doctor took my medication back to what it was right after the surgery and the seizures have stopped. God is the one who told the doctor to put me back on the medication. Thank you so much for your prays, and God bless you. And as I have said before, I will pray for you and your daughter.

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      Donaisabella 5 years ago from Fort Myers

      Hey Michele, as a mother of a child that has suffered with seizures since she was 9 (now 16), this brought tears to my eyes. I can feel your dilemma and understand your desire to just live a normal life. My prayer for you is that everything will be just fine, that God will take care of you in His special way. In living with my child, I have learned to lean on God and believe that He has only the best for us even when things do not seem to be that good. I believe the best for you too! Thanks for sharing.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you billybuc that is a very kind thing to say. God bless you also.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Wonderfully personal hub; thank you for sharing and possibly helping someone else with your condition. God bless you and keep you safe.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you very much, your comment is one of the things that helps me go up :)

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you, I will pray for you also.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      That kidney issue is a bummer, but lets hope it continues to be temporary. Thank you for explaining your challenges. Voting this Up and Awesome.

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      Susan Joyner-Stumpf 5 years ago

      I pray for all of you who suffer. It must be a terrible thing. Oh don't we all have our burdens to bear in this World. We take it a day at time, I guess. I suffer with Spinal Stenosis, a very painful back disease that has left some crippled and wheelchair bound. A nurse Practitioner told me once that's where I was headed in fifteen years. I didn't appreciate that comment, not one bit? Who is she? A Psychic? The Health Profession should NEVER generalize. Once, due to stress, a Physician told me (without blood tests mind you) that I had lupus. You can't imagine the thoughts that went through my head as I thought I was just handed down a Death Sentence, for lupus is a form of Leiukemia, Cancer. Turned out to be my symptoms were stress-related and I was put on temporary anxiety meds. Some doctors and nurses are rush to judgment and false diagnosis. Some (not all, not going to generalize here like some do)have no clue the agony and worry they put patients through. I found another Primary Physican, needless to say.

      But I will pray for all your health.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you for your comment, I am trying every day. The good thing is God loves us.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Oh my so sorry..

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you Drtruthman. I do agree with you on a lot of things. We are God's children. And thank you for your comment.

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      Drtruthman 5 years ago from Harlingen, Texas

      So glad to know you are here for all of us epileptics. Great article and I will follow everything you read. You are indeed in my prayers. And yes a an ordained minister, I know God LOVES everyone, NOT just Christians, John 3:16.he loves the WORLD. God bless you and your writing.

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thanks, I am doing the best I can.

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      mathair 5 years ago from Ireland

      Good news about the kidney - keep well

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Thank you North Wind, but I am happy about the Kidney part. That is a good thing.

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      North Wind 5 years ago from The World (for now)

      Michele, I will pray as well. As you wait, hope in the Lord.