Friday, 15 January 2010
My thirty-six year old son, Brandon has had to learn how to live with uncertainty. He has untreatable epilepsy, and never knows when his next seizure will occur. He has no warning as some people do, and doesn’t know what brings them on. To make matters worse, his neurologist told us that no matter what he does, and no matter what medication he takes he will never stop having seizures.
Two years ago, we sought alternative treatment (B.E.S.T. technique), because we weren’t about to give up. Since having these treatments, Brandon’s seizures are less frequent and less severe. I am happy to say he is making great progress. These treatments are also helping him in other areas of his life, including his social skills.
Brandon has taught me how to befriend uncertainty. He has been falling down from seizures for over twenty-seven years. When you watch someone you love fall down without any warning, you have a choice to allow it to strengthen you, or to allow it to weaken you and tear you apart.
Having seizures are tough enough to deal with, but another huge problem is that the stigma still exists. Many people believe that if you have epilepsy you are possessed by demons or the devil. I am here to do what I can to educate others. I write about it in my book, Raising Brandon, and I talk about it when I give presentations.
The beauty of this story is my son, Brandon has a wonderful positive attitude. Even after having a grand mal seizure (also known as tonic-clonic) the next day he is up and raring to go. When I call Brandon the day after a seizure to see how he feels he always says, “Mom, It’s a new day.” Brandon continues to be my finest teacher.
Check out The B.E.S.T. technique: http://www.Morter.com
Happy trails to you,