The Eagle

Posted by lsittll @lsittll, Jul 25 10:54pm

I read an article in which a person with epilepsy chose the eagle as his favorite bird. He did this because it is the only bird known to man that can keep flying forward no matter how big or bad a storm gets. He believes that people with epilepsy face their own private storms every day, some very bad, some not so bad. But just like the eagle, no matter how big or bad a storm might get, people with epilepsy will keep moving forward and will not be forced to land when or where there don't want to.

You could say that about me! I have worked all my life in the public. Never backed down from anything. Always ready and willing to try. Always thought I was just stubborn and determined. I’m an eagle!

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@isittii
This is a good topic thank you for posting it.
Although I never had a regular job I never gave up because I never quit hoping my seizures would stop. It took 44 years for them to stop. Although I did some volunteer work. While I was at the police department (my most rewarding job/experience)and often having frequent seizures they would just kick me aside and work around me. Unlike most people/places they just treated me like one of the guys (no stigma) which doesn’t always happen. perhaps because of the talks I gave about how to treat seizure patients during
squad meetings which were held prior to officers going on patrol. My work there made
me feel as though I was contributing.
I worked mostly in the CCAP Unit
(Career Criminal Apprehension Program ) I’m sure we all do our very best to be Eagles and to continually move forward and not to land or often in our case “crash” but sometimes we have no control over continuing to move forward, but when we are able we will continue to move forward again. We won’t give up regardless of our medical condition.
Jake

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@isittll

Just tell me it can't be done and stand back. And don't ever forget, we are prophets, we have superpowers!

Mxy

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@mxyzptlk32

@isittll

Just tell me it can't be done and stand back. And don't ever forget, we are prophets, we have superpowers!

Mxy

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@mxyzptlk32
GOOD FOR YOU!!!

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@jakedduck1

Good for you too @jakedduck1! 44 years? Wow! Patience, perseverance and follow through. I am glad you are here helping us now.

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@jakedduck1

@isittii
This is a good topic thank you for posting it.
Although I never had a regular job I never gave up because I never quit hoping my seizures would stop. It took 44 years for them to stop. Although I did some volunteer work. While I was at the police department (my most rewarding job/experience)and often having frequent seizures they would just kick me aside and work around me. Unlike most people/places they just treated me like one of the guys (no stigma) which doesn’t always happen. perhaps because of the talks I gave about how to treat seizure patients during
squad meetings which were held prior to officers going on patrol. My work there made
me feel as though I was contributing.
I worked mostly in the CCAP Unit
(Career Criminal Apprehension Program ) I’m sure we all do our very best to be Eagles and to continually move forward and not to land or often in our case “crash” but sometimes we have no control over continuing to move forward, but when we are able we will continue to move forward again. We won’t give up regardless of our medical condition.
Jake

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Dear Jake,

This sounds a lot like me. I volunteered a lot of my life at different places, mainly hospitals in settings dealing with medical records. I went to college majoring in medical records. I have never given up with all the trial I have gone through with my seizures and life in general. I have so many medical conditions. I have never been given a chance in life People way how do you do it? Perseverance I say. I won't let anything get in my way or hinder me in life!

Take care,
Laurie

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@lsittll

Dear Jake,

This sounds a lot like me. I volunteered a lot of my life at different places, mainly hospitals in settings dealing with medical records. I went to college majoring in medical records. I have never given up with all the trial I have gone through with my seizures and life in general. I have so many medical conditions. I have never been given a chance in life People way how do you do it? Perseverance I say. I won't let anything get in my way or hinder me in life!

Take care,
Laurie

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@isittii
Hi Laurie,
I was asked to leave school in10th grade do you to the severity of my seizures. When you’re having seizures every day or every other day and then you’re confused and then you sleep for many hours to 5 days there’s not much you can do. I worked in a hospital too but I did billing. Mostly I wrote off money,
billed Medicare and also billed
Medicaid. The most rewarding thing I do now is donate blood products.
Jake

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Hi Jake,

Sorry to hear about the problems you have had with your seizures. In school in particular. When I was in school the kids used to make fun of me and think I was contaminated because of my seizures.
I took a medical billing course and worked in a medicl billing environment for my internship. I did data entry of medical insurance billing information.

Take care,
Laurie

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@lsittll

Hi Jake,

Sorry to hear about the problems you have had with your seizures. In school in particular. When I was in school the kids used to make fun of me and think I was contaminated because of my seizures.
I took a medical billing course and worked in a medicl billing environment for my internship. I did data entry of medical insurance billing information.

Take care,
Laurie

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@isittll
I’m sorry you were a stigma victim. Sadly a lot of the comments come directly from the parents.
I’m really sorry that happened to you.
Thankfully things are a little better now it’s still a very long way to go.
Take care of yourself,
Jake

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Dear Jake,

I lived in a small town. Small town, small minded people! It was a very backwards area. Everybody knew my business. Twenty years ago I moved to the city for privacy of my business. What a difference. When I say I have seizures here people don't react like they once did. It is a huge difference here!

Take care,
Laurie

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