At one point in my life I was so embarrassed about my seizure disorder. I did not want anyone to know, besides my family, that I had this condition.
People with this disorder used to be laughed at and pretty much labeled as crazy.
I am no longer hiding my condition. I am working diligently on getting rid of it naturally and I am going to help a whole lot of people with this awful condition do the same. Knowledge is power, and I am making it my passion to share whatever knowledge that was shared with me.
Graphic Epileptic Seizure
My Gluten, Soy, Dairy, Corn Free Diet
My diet mainly consists of organic chicken, turkey, brown rice, fried green plantains, organic potatoes. For breakfast I usually have organic or cage free eggs, gluten free bread and fresh veggie/fruit juice straight from the juicer (See the video on the left sidebar). I try to eat something small every two hours.
So two hours after breakfast I might have a glass of dark chocolate almond milk or a chocolate chip hemp seed cookie that I bake myself. For lunch it’s usually salad with grilled chicken breast, or I might just eat fried green plantains, or I might have more bread with a piece of left over chicken breast. For dinner it’s usually pasta, baked potatoes, or brown rice with stew chicken, fried chicken or baked chicken.
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I cook, saute, and fry with coconut oil only (1-gallon – Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil)
How This All Started
My first experience with seizures started when I was 16 years old sitting in my Spanish class in high school, taking a test with a class full of students. All of a sudden my body gave one hard jerk and my pen and papers flew across the room. I had no clue what happened to me. I just lost about 3 seconds of time and felt really, disoriented.
I brushed it off and never thought much of it again despite lots of other similar experiences. What I was experiencing was Petit Mal seizures. My dad took me to two different neurologists on two different occasions after he witnessed me having just one or two body jerks…nothing much…over a period of time.
Many people witnessed these, and never thought much of it because I just looked like I was cold and my body had a couple tiny spasmic movements. No, I was not cold at all. I was also known as the most forgetful person in my father’s church at that time. I just couldn’t remember lots of things. It became the joke of the church and in my family.
Little did I know at that time that I had some sort of brain damage. I was not born this way. No one in my family has this condition. I might have been a victim of a steroid asthma treatment. The possibility of having seizures was one of the side effects. Other than that, I have no clue what happened to cause this madness.
I can’t recall hitting my head anywhere. I once looked up in the sky and said, “Why me?” Well, I answered myself and said, “Why not you?” You see, if it’s not me, it would be someone else.
Finally A Diagnosis
Back in 2007 I was officially diagnosed with a seizure disorder after experiencing a Grand Mal…Tonic-Clonic seizure while sleeping next to my hubby. I had a seizure in my sleep like the fastest female runner of our time, Flo Jo did back in 1998. The sad thing is, she never woke up. I am also posting in loving memory. I was touched by her story, and I’m also impressed by her daughter who did a good job of singing on “America’s Got Talent,” last week.
Scared To The Max
My hubby never witnessed anything like what happened to me before and it scared the hell out of him…well so I heard. My hubby is what most people would consider to be a “Macho man.” Macho men do not get scared that easily…lol! My 12 year old son also witnessed one of my Grand Mals once while we both sat in front of the computers in my office. That is one thing I regret…knowing that he witnessed something like that. I pray that no one else would ever have to witness this again…NEVER, EVER!! I am beating this bad boy.
I was unconscious many times prior to this 2007 incident, but never knew it because there was never a witness. One day I remember being home alone listening to the radio one beautiful Saturday morning and the next thing I knew, it was dark outside. I also felt like I was hit by a train. I thought I was in a scene of the Twilight Zone. I could not figure out how that happened…how the day turned to night immediately…or so I thought. I had no clue I was unconscious for an entire day, and had no explanation as to why every muscle in my body was so sore.
I once fell in Wells Fargo bank, got back up, took care of business, went in my car, and drove home. Sheer madness!! I didn’t know what happened to me, and no one else did either. It was a quick fall that came out of nowhere…a Petit Mal.
What puzzles me though is how many ignorant people there are in this world, even in a country like the US that is filled with so much easily accessible information. There are still people who think people like me are freaks…freaks of nature. Look at some of the nasty, ignorant comments under some of the epilepsy videos on Youtube. Those things are no joke.
Again, I found out that I could treat epilepsy from a Veterinarian called Dogtor J. I was searching, and searching for a natural epilepsy treatment, something that was proven to work. I searched for hours and hours online with no luck. When I was about to give up, I stumbled upon the G.U.A.R.D summary.
The following video brought me to tears.