I am writing not because I have Epilepsy, but because my whole life my older brother has had many seizures. He was diagnosed with two different kinds of Epilepsy. One that he got from genetics from my mom, and one that was caused from having insuffilitus when there was a big outbreak in the early 1980's. I always felt bad because I was the only child my mom had that didn't have Seizures. My brother had them ALL the time. I felt like he got an extra kind of seizures that I should have been born with. Eventually he got a job and a few short years later I began working at the same place. It was a load off for my mom to have someone there that knew how to handle seizures. Plus I was a manager so if he had one, I let him go home. He had 'spells' (that is what we called them, he would be unconcious) and grandma seizures. He would hit his head on things, and throw up after words, etc. It was really hard on me to see those things happen to him. The reason I am writing is because he had brain surgery. The seizures he had from insuffilitus was because of a piece of scar tissue on his brain. The seizures started in his memory part of the brain and ended in his frontal lobe. I don't know much about all the brain stuff I just know they weren't even sure if the surgery would help. It has been almost a year. My brother is 24 and he can finally drive and live a life that he always wanted. He has had one seizure in the past year (as compared to have 4-5 a week) and there is still a little bit of activity in the frontal lobe from his last EKG (I think that is what it is called...) Sorry this is so long but I guess I just felt the need to share his story with you. It is like a miracle...
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