Nectrotizing Fasciitis and Epilepsy

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


Follow Your Heart

Life is so short why not live it with passion

We have a take a chance and be all in

Finding your talents and begin

Follow your heart and don’t worry about people’s reaction.

Yes you could win or lose

Challenges could come from every direction each day

However if you never try you will know never know how to play

So what do you choose?

Following one’s heart can be risky proposition

Some people may not support your dreams

Be strong, courageous and unwavering and be free

In the end how you live is your decision.

I choose to write, speak and encourage others

The cost at time has been great when doing what is right

However this is my honor, my journey and fight.

So it is my goal to be kind, understanding, supportive of my sister and brother.

What stirs your heart and what are your goals?

Never back down and take your stand

Whatever your background, abilities you have rights in this land

Believe that God has faith in you and will honor your dreams and goals.

So follow your hearts and the results may surprise you

May you blessed, happy and fulfilled in your daily walk

So encourage other’s today as you talk

When you live a life of service the blessings will come back too you.

By Ty Stingel

July 25, 2013