Epilepsy 101: Let's Learn Some Crap
So, as I journey down the Epilepsy Highway, looking for all the knowledge and info I can possibly absorb on one of mankind's greatest enemies, I figured I'd share some stuff I have come across.
For my IS Brothers and Sisters, this is all probably old news.
To those in my 'other world', could be new for you. I know, I know...you'd rather me show you my latest Mighty Mugg or Kubrick, or finally talk about the new stuff I am working on. But I'll always go back to that, right now this is what I'm about. You never know, someone close to you could have some form of Epilepsy and you would not even know it.
Rumor has it that 50,000,000 people living on this globe have some form of it. Sadly, along with the disorder also comes a social stigma and so some people afflicted don't even talk about it.
So you never know...I didn't actually. Two people, wait three, whom I know actually have or have had epilepsy of some kind and I never knew.
Wild, ain't it?
Anyway, let's get educated, shall we? Pulled this off of YouTube, though it originates from the Epilepsy Therapy Project, a non-profit organization. I'm going to, little by little, expose you, whether you care or not, to info about Epilepsy.
Why? Because this is my blog, natch!
Let's start with some basic information about seizures...
Thanks for watching. As I watch these, I am wondering if in the entire series they will discuss Infantile Spasms specifically? Probably not. It's my understanding that Epilepsy has so many sub types it would be impossible to cover all of them in overview videos like this.
And remember, Epilepsy, from what I understand, is a transient sign and/or symptom of abnormal, excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain, which is caused by SOMETHING. The key...is finding out the cause, and in many cases, you CAN'T.
That's just fucked up, there is no nice way to put it.