Necrotizing Fasciitis and Epilepsy don’t mix especially when you have powerful antibiotics fighting this condition post surgery with very little appetite the potential for a seizure can happen. I had a seizure in the bathroom and had the sense to pull the cord connected to a buzzer to get help from the nurse who was at her station outside my room. The doctor was by to see me before my epileptic attack and I threw up in front of him Hence no medication in my stomach or food these things can happen.
I am not trying to gross anyone out by writing about this subject. This was my reality in hospital fighting flesh eating disease. Epilepsy has been part of my life on and off since I was ten. I am now forty years old and have learned to manage it through managing my stress, staying fairly healthy and taking my medication at 8am and 8pm everyday. I have had seizures over 70 times in my life. Necrotizing Fasciitis once and I pray these two diseases never meet again in my body. This sickness will not define me but strengthen me from July 2014 till the end of my days.
Everyday should be a day of Thanksgiving, birthday, Christmas or an anniversary rolled up into one. Life is a gift and not a right. My goal is to live a happy productive life all my days. How about your life? We can choose negative or positive seeds we sow into ourselves or others. Each one of us has a mission and purpose in life.
Necrotizing Fasciitis or Epilepsy will not define who I am. God and the choices I make and how I treat others will define my journey. This life is a gift and I will treat it with respect.
By Ty Stingel