Thankful Thursday – Horse Poop Edition
I have a friend who describes himself this way, ‘If I were standing in a pile of manure, I’d get excited and start looking for a horse.” That kind of enthusiasm can be so encouraging, contagious, and sometimes helpful. He also appreciates that he needs people in his life who will say, ‘DUDE, YOU’VE BEEN STANDING IN HORSE S@*T FOR A WEEK! Wipe the smile off your face, wash yourself off, and DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT COMING IN HERE WITH THOSE CLOTHES!”
If I were standing in a pile of manure, I’d say, “There’s a good chance there’s a horse somewhere. I’m going to get out of this crap and go build a barn.”
Well, I’m standing in horse poop and my boots are stuck. You know that gross, sucking, sloshy sound of not being able to get out of the mud? Yeah, like that.
With that introduction, I’d like to say “Happy Epilepsy Awareness Month, people!” Can you say that? Do they make greeting cards for this yet? How on earth do you ring in a topic like Epilepsy?
Well, it’s thankful thursday so I guess we should start looking for a horse. First, dig with me through the manure. Today is the last day of the trial of Aidan’s 4th Epilepsy medication. Each time a medication doesn’t work, you have less of a chance that another one will work. This one didn’t work. As a bonus, Aidan started having a new kind of seizure lately and really went whole hog with it this morning. It looks like a twitch, not really a big deal, except that it is. We had a school meeting a few weeks ago where his teachers indicated that they’re seeing regression in Aidan’s skills and weekness in his body, either because of the seizures or the meds. You never know.
So far, it’s just a bunch of poop. Where’s the horse?
I could count my blessings in a very rote way: good doctors, insurance that covers these ridiculous meds, people who have been in Epilepsy world before me, great informational resources, blah,blah,blah….I feel like I’m brainwashing myself.
Here’s the truth…seizures suck. I have nothing nice to say about them.
Here’s another truth…my world is bigger than seizures and out of the seizure cesspool, I’m abundantly blessed.
Feeling the need to answer any questions you have about Epilepsy. Help me do my part to raise awareness. Ask away…..
Also, it’s thankful thursday, is there a pile of poop in your life that you’re thankful for?