Only child, left temporal lobe lesion, no idea why seizures chose to begin at age 9, noticed Mark 9:14-29 (KJV) describes epilepsy (not demon possession) at age 16, taught mathematics at colleges before and after applying mathematics for defense, was a "zombie" (male nurse) for over three years due to Tegretol (and a mother who believed "Doctors know everything"), EEOC determined a college violated ADA1990 by firing me (I told them at the interview I have seizures), have invited hospitals seeking payments for unnecessary ambulance service during seizures to take me to court (with no response)
age 0: born 7 weeks premature; age 9: first seizure, EEG showed LTL lesion; age 16: converted from childhood to adult epilepsy (changed to Dilantin with Mysoline); age 23: accepted first career, drove about 2800 miles total, "Remember how you told me .." "That's right, no one can live in this area w/o a car" "Well, here are the keys. I ditched it. Have a nice weekend"; age 35: mailed letter to Board of Healing Arts and they chased after a neurologist eight months; age 36: kept locked up at MINCEP one week, Tegretol went up to 1200 mg/day, became a zombie; age 37: right hip shattered, doctor decided to reduce the amount of Tegretol; age 39: able to think some again at 400 mg/day, went to five or six other neurologists for second opinions ("No, your doctor is helping you" from each), decided all were lying, reduced the dosage and could think clearer, "Well, (ER) doctor, maybe you are right. ... (four minutes) ... But, before you institutionalize me, check my body." (Blood was checked, Dilantin level 36.6, "within two days of death"); age 40: told new neurologist recommended by the hospital (36.6) "Don't take this (my refusal to tell you the medications I have used) as offensive. I just want to make sure I now have a real doctor." After questions, he concluded I should be using Dilantin and Primidone (generic to Mysoline) and I knew I had a real doctor. Within 6 months, I was totally off of Tegretol and much of my mind was restored. (I returned to college teaching.) age 55 (today): I have stopped looking for a good neurologist in central Missouri after trying five.