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For those of us who are tired of the stigma- as well as the lack of general knowledge- attached to Epilepsy, and desire to make a difference. A place to exchange ideas, share fears, ask questions and celebrate our successes.

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Don't give up fighting epilepsy.

Started by Eugina G Herrera. Last reply by Eugina G Herrera Apr 2. 16 Replies

  You don't give up fighting epilepsy. You fight with your strong will and live.   There is more to life and we all are important not to ever give up hope,  Where there is a will there will always be…Continue

A New Documentary About Epilepsy

Started by Brian Bisson Mar 30. 0 Replies

Hi Everybody. My name is Brian Bisson and I live in Toronto, Ontario Canada. I am posting here because I need your help.  I am creating a new documentary about Epilepsy called Seize The Day and would…Continue

To Convert A Negative thought into a Positive one.........

Started by Eugina G Herrera. Last reply by Eugina G Herrera Mar 15. 44 Replies

To convert a negative thought into a Positive one. guard your mind against negative thoughts.Always say Thank YouAlways say something Positive with a Strong Affirmation.Act of kindness from your…Continue

Tags: Healing each other by interacting everyday, Positivity, NEW WAY OF LIVING


Started by Sydnee Alyster. Last reply by Suzi Davis Mar 2. 3 Replies

I think the misunderstanding comes from movies. I remember watching a movie about Caesar, who had seizures, which portrayed him as nearly going mad during an episode. we share a condition with many…Continue

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Comment by Tammi Zavardino on Monday

Hope all had a Happy Easter I certainly did and since getting back on the right medicine have been seizure free also. We are finally getting some better weather and things are looking up I wish you all the same.

Comment by RANDY SHERMAN on Sunday


Everyone have a seizure free weekend.

Comment by Michael J. Cerven on April 17, 2014 at 1:26pm
I have to quit posting with this stupid touch-screen tablet: It posted my comment before I was done writing it, which made me sound incoherent, so I deleted that & posted this explanation, instead. Maybe later I'll try again on the 'real' computer.
Comment by Tammi Zavardino on April 17, 2014 at 10:34am

To all there isn't one of us who hasn't broken one of God's commandments and because of this that is why the world is the way it is. But you also have to remember God does forgive us for our sins if we ask for his forgiveness but it also says go and sin no more but Satan is very powerful and we are weak. When you are suffering you tend to want to hurt someone else because you are hurting and don't understand why you are having to go through some things others don't have to and I say this because I have been there and know how that feels but when you turn your life around and give it to God you will find you are much stronger and can deal with things much better. This is not a bible school or church but it is important to remember that God is a factor in our lives and without him things would be much worse. I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Comment by Tammi Zavardino on April 17, 2014 at 10:18am

Hello everyone I am sorry I have been away for awhile but my computer has been down and couldn't get anyone to straighten it out. I am happy to say I have been seizure free but a mix up in medicines caused some problems as usual so had to get that fixed and now am back in shape again. I hope you are all doing well and have missed talking with you.

Comment by Robert Keane on April 17, 2014 at 8:03am
Not allowed to post. How narrow minded. I didn't realise you had to be believer in fairy tales to comment. Very disappointing, I thought I could speak MY mind, I did not mean to offend.
Comment by Michael J. Cerven on April 17, 2014 at 1:23am

Robert, I'll respond to your post, in the spirit of the advice given by the apostle Peter centuries ago to "Sanctify the Christ as Lord in your hearts, always ready to make a defense before everyone who demands of you a reason for the hope you have, but doing so with a mild temper and deep respect."—1 Peter 3:15


You made no such demand, but your statement begs the question, why we and so many others like us believe as we do. I don't fear truth; I proclaim it.


You accused Christianity and its God, but long before Christ appeared, God was known by others. Over ten centuries before Christ came to Earth, a king wrote that "The heavens are declaring the glory of God; the skies above proclaim the work of his hands."—Psalm 19:1 Centuries later, the apostle Paul echoed that thought when he wrote, "[God's] invisible qualities are clearly seen from the world's creation onward, because they are perceived by the things made. . ."—Rom. 1:20


Creation not only implies, but outrightly declares the existence of a creator. Science confirms this, in that matter and energy can neither be created nor destroyed, only changed in their form to a different variety of one or the other. Something cannot come from nothing.  The prophet Isaiah addresses the question: "Lift up your eyes to heaven and see. Who has created these things? It is the One who brings out their army by number; he calls them all by name. Because of his vast dynamic energy and his awe-inspiring power, not one of them is missing."—Is. 40:26


Even if without faith in the bible, creation itself speaks of a creator by its intricacies and elements that show the work of a grand designer. From the water cycle to our own makeup, we see what is not the product of random chance happenings, but that of design and creative effort. Science speaks of a 'big bang', with order coming from chaos, in the face of known laws of physics. Evolution requires more faith in unseen events taking place than any religion known on this planet: Too many chance happenings taking place in just the right ways at the right places and times are required for life to exist as it does or has in the past.


Beyond what creation states about its creator, we have what He says of himself in scripture recorded centuries ago and preserved through the years. In these writings is knowledge not the product of ordinary men acting on their own and trying to compose nothing more than an interesting story.


Too many people now believe or have believed in earlier times in God and the truth of his writings to reasonably state that all of these have been deceived by the cleverness of human authors long dead. People are not often willing to die for things they do not truly believe, nor for what are mere stories. Over the centuries, many have seen that faith tested to the death—often one involving burning at the stake or cruel butchery. One need not look as far back as the times of Wycliffe, Zwingli, and others for examples; such faith has been shown as recently as in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany, where Christians were treated brutally and murdered, and in other places since.


To believe that all these are or were deceived is to say that not even one of these—or anyone else—had or has the intelligence over the centuries to discern the deception and expose it as error. Instead, the truth about God and his kingdom is being proclaimed in over 240 lands and in most languages.


Finally, if the existence of God were merely a way to keep order, it clearly isn't working: Disorder confronts us daily on the news as God is disregarded and men do as they please. "But let God be found true…"—Rom. 3:4


Comment by Pam Sullens on April 16, 2014 at 10:35am


I have a quick question for you, and I assuming that you've heard of the Bible and the Ten Commandments.-Have you ever told a lie in your life-just one? - Have you ever stolen anything-even a small thing-like a pen or something?-Well-to God , those are sins-Sin is sin to God-He does not make the difference between- "big sins" and "little sins" - God is perfect-and God keeps His word. He will not change.

God is not a "story". and His word-the Bible does contain stories of His truth and true accounts. You are also correct that most people including myself do what I want to do-at least I used to. Romans 3:23 Everyone has sinned, and we all fall short of God's glorious standard. (the 10 commandments) (if I and you break or have broken just 1 of them-even stealing a pencil-we will suffer His wrath. 

God is not responsible for us breaking those commandments-Satan is!-You are listening to him now by denying God-and by denying HIs holiness! God is speaking to you-otherwise you would not be so defensive Robert-

Do you know something? God hears your thoughts- and He knows ever time we've broken on of His "little  sins". Satan wants to not to hear these words-because satan knows that you are searching Robert. He wants to be separated from God-forever. satan also knows that you have to make just 1 choice-that will not be separated from God-that choice is this: Believe in your heart- and receive in your mind-that you are a sinner (that you've broken at least one of God's commandments) -if you Robert believe in your heart-that Jesus Christ is the son of God-and if you admit to Him that you have broken his commandments -and that you proably will break even more of them(-which we all have including me) -God is Holy- Romans 3:24 says He knows that we've all broken and will break those laws- Romans 3:24 says that God with the kindness none of deserve-declares that we are righteous.

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord  and believe in your heart you will be saved. -But- He will pour His anger and His wrath on those who live for themselves. (believe that His word is "nonsense?)-and who refuse to believe the truth and instead live lives of wickedness. There will be trouble and calamity who everyone who keeps doing what is evil (denying our sins (even the "little" ones). But there will be glory and honor and peace from God to all who does good (accept that we've sinned). God does not show favoritism.

If you were to die today from a seizure perhaps; can you say without any doubt-that you would be with the Lord? If you don't say this and don't believe this-I can say without a doubt that you would no, and I would be with Him.

God is responsible for all the is good and beautiful-we are made in His image Robert-Choose this day who you will serve-Satan wants you to die-God is begging to you that you will live. It's up to you. Being "good" is not enough to God.



Comment by Eugina G Herrera on April 16, 2014 at 10:02am

Hello guys how are you seizure wise i know i'm not having any since i increased my medication no choice and will be seeing my doctor later this afternoon for a follow up on my seizure's disorders and to know that has to be modified or a re-evaluation of my meds or newer med for my g-mal.  zapping hasn't stopped.  worse than being in a electrical storm follow by many confusion, dizziness, disorientation, headaches, (balance) off when walking, and red welts around neck very painful. i know mri will be in that question which is out of the question knowing is not mental or physical. I know doctor's very well, to say let us be the judge of that. I think i will have to mention electric harassment, not sure, will have to.  i know doctor's again will say "what" ?  electric harassment what is that? doctor's will think i'm nuts. @ you know what?  i don't care what my doctors think of what i'm experiencing with these zapping that leaves my whole body and persona so out of tune and balance with more seizure's that i had to increase dosage, i had no choice.  At least I haven't  had any.  I really think i'm being zapped for sharing the truth, and again, you know what this is who i'm honesty why should i lie or make anything up?  I have nothing to hide.  I'm a very outgoing person, very positive and love life and love to hear people's  issues how they have been coping and struggling, and how life is treating them.  My life is very good!  ( :   Zapping will be investigated.  In the meantime, I will continue being here welcoming newer members to hear their issues and to put a smile on their face of what life is really all about.  Enjoying life, and loving it!  To have love in your life is to have a balance relationship and harmony always.  I love life! I love G-d or God!  I love myself!  I love my family! @ I love you guys for supporting me the same way i'm supporting you.  We will be here until the end.

Can't Wait to meet you in person to give you a welcome warm hug ( :  for that is who I'm, i'm a huggable person.  I love hugs!  ( :

May the light shine on all of you 4ver Sz Free!


Comment by Robert Keane on April 16, 2014 at 8:45am
Thanking who? Open your minds and realise that Christianity is nonsense, god is a story to keep order in the world otherwise people would do what they wanted without fear of repercussion. God my hole. He's responsible for all that is good and beautiful but no bad that occurs.
Unintelligent hope for those who are afraid to see the truth

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