My Experience with Epilepsy: A true life tale of an epileptic person

Notion Press
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  This book is about my life and my struggle against epilepsy and three kinds of seizures. I lived with this deadly disorder for more than 40 years before becoming 100% seizure free at the age of 45 through neurosurgery. The book highlights on how my life was affected by epilepsy in many ways before surgery and how it changed drastically after surgery. Epilepsy took a huge toll on my life and health and infact ruined my career and didn’t allow me to come up in life. It also didn’t allow me to live in peace and happiness because of different kinds of recurrent seizures that can strike at anytime, anywhere or at any place. Epilepsy brought lot of difficulties and embarrassment from others and became a burden not only to me throughout my life but also affected many people, my parents, relatives, society, superiors and colleagues of all the organizations where I worked. Epilepsy that was my friend and ruled the whole period of my life before surgery became my foe immediately after my surgery. With its downfall my life has changed drastically such that I am not only seeing huge difference in my health but also massive changes in my family, in my outlook, at home, at work place and particularly in my life. I have seen more than 50 changes in my life after surgery which cannot be easily expressed in words. In writing this book I wish to create awareness for epilepsy sharing my surgery experiences and the difference in life for the wellbeing of underutilized patients who have been completely lost. Sending a message about surgery benefits through this book will open the eyes of the blind and will help them to see that one day they too can follow my steps and lead others out of darkness
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A graduate in Arts from Loyola College, Chennai, I currently work as a freelancer by profession. I have more than 23 years of rich working experiences in different areas. I have worked in share broking, textile, courier, share registrars, cement, consumer and wind turbine generator industries. Raasi Cements Ltd, The India Cements Ltd and Suzlon Energy Ltd are the three most prominent organizations of my career life. OverallI have worked in these three organizations as an Executive Secretary to a GM (Mktg),in marketing division, for 18 years nonstop. After more than two decades of boring profession I turned as a freelancer, a new career that required a lot of challenges and responsibilities. The biggest achievements of my life are winning a gold medal for outstanding student in my major subject, in the first year of my college, undergoing a major neurosurgery without any fear and giving lifeline for three persons from a wretched situation. As a bachelor I am a simple guy living a simple life with my parents and two brothers in Chennai, the place where I was born, and one of the most beautiful cities of South India. I have spent my childhood, schooling and college and working in various organizations here.

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Notion Press
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Published on
Dec 31, 2014
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Pages
247
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ISBN
9789383808502
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Language
English
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Biography & Autobiography / People with Disabilities
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My work focuses on my lifelong struggle with the still unsolved mystery of the chronic illness of epilepsy. It has affected approximately one percent of the worlds population including many historic figures. What I felt was an incessant need to discover what my problem really was by reading a wide range of medical, psychological and philosophical material and then finding myself delving into an endless source of alternative means to deal with it coming from the Eastern cultures. The most powerful discovery that my search revealed was that this illness, for me, was not a setback but actually a stimulus to truly finding my present state of health, happiness and wisdom. As I recalled my meaningful life issues via writing my memoirs and applied the newly-discovered means of dealing with them, it opened up a new, positive perspective that was re-enforced by the many ideas encountered in my reading. Primarily, we all have some problem to deal with in our daily and lifetime endeavors. I feel we all need to come to the realization that our difficulty, be it physical, mental, social or even spiritual, has within it a spark that can ignite an opportunity to view it more clearly. Whatever the problem, its presence is there to stop us in our tracks for a moment in order to pull back from the overpowering routines of our everyday lives and awaken to another level of vision. The most powerful result of all my reading was simply discovering that my illness was not a hindrance but rather a guide to my self-improvement. I realized that accepting it for what it was and being grateful for it and all my other gifts, gave me the inspiration to share my experience with others.
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