posted on Jun, 2 2011 @ 02:55 PM
reply to post by webpirate
I am just starting to understand more about the brain(the pysiological side of it anyway)...the mind on the other hand is a complete mystery to me. I
am a Social Science major at a small university and psychology is one of the major courses of study for my degree. Although I can't spell and spell
check is the devil...
..but I do know a bit about the brain...some from my own experiences with seizures...and the educational variety.
My seizures are seemingly cause by lesions on the rear of my cerebrium and I have had three surgerys to remove what they feel like they
(neurosurgeons) can remove. Without going through a very risky procedure, like a split brain procedure, I am not probably ever going to stop having
seizures and because I have both petite and grand mal seizures, there is a pretty good risk of not making it through a grand mal one of these days.
For the most part, finding an exact cause for epilepsy is like finding a needle in a hay stack...sometimes they get lucky, but for the most part the
illness requires some pretty drastic measures...as your finding out now.
Some get lucky and their seizures get considerably better with medication, I am not one of the lucky ones. Although medication does help with the
frequency of the seizures, it does little or nothing about how bad they are, or how long they last (often now up to 10 minutes).
It seems the brain is a mystery and the more they find out, the more mystery there is that surrounds it. Maybe with new advancing science there will
come a miracle, but until then, you said it best when you said it sucks!