My Latest EEG at Vanderbilt Medical Center

This would be my 3rd EEG in two years. We are still trying to get my simple partials under control.

Having an EEG is not a lot of fun. You are tied down with about 20 electrodes attached to your head. They are small metal wires that glue to your scalp.

During the 3-5 day process, you are monitored 24/7 with video and audio for the doctors to record a seizure. The first time, I had no seizures. The second and third time, I had multiple.

Once you’re done with your EEG, it takes about 3-5 days to get the marker and glue outta your hair.

1987 Boaterhome

1987 boaterhome - rv motorhome on water

Working for the RV and Camping industry, it’s very interesting when you see videos like this circulate around the Internet. This Boat/Motorhome combo isn’t anything new. It’s been around since 1987 and it’s called a Sport King Boaterhome. A very weird name for a product, but it does make sense.

A 1987 Ford 1 ton van on a custom chassis carrying a 28 foot V-hull boat. This looks like something straight out of the 80s and according to sources online, there were only 21 of the oddly shaped vehicles built.

boaterhome in water

Can you imagine the turn of heads while launching this thing at the ramp?

Acquisition Of FeaturedUsers.com By Izea

It was only August 2012 when I acquired the business FeaturedUsers.com – the first ad serving platform for Twitter profiles. Now, only three months later, it’s gone.

Today it is officially known that  social media marketing company Izea has acquired FeaturedUsers.com from myself in a cash+stock option agreement. We have been in negotiations on the deal for the past 30 days and it finally came to an end today. It has been a great pleasure working with CEO Ted Murphy and his team during the transfer. I hope to be able to stop by and see them face to face next time I’m in Orlando.

I honestly hate to see the site go. It had so much potential for more growth if the time and effort was put into it. Ted and his team should have no problem growing the site. Their portfolio already includes sites such as PayPerPost and SocialSpark, so Featured Users fits right in.

Seizures Suck

I just wanted to write a post and give everyone an update on my seizures. A lot of my friends, family and co-workers don’t really know the full story about what’s really going on. Most of them think I had one Grand Mal Seizure and now I’m ok. In reality, I’ve been struggling everyday since then.

Since September 2011, I have tried 7 different medications to try and control my seizures. My Tegretol controls my brain from have more Grand Mal seizures, but we still cannot get the partials under control. Nearly every night for the past month or more, I have been having nocturnal seizures. Recently, I haven’t been having as many during the daytime, until yesterday I had 3. It has a lot to do with being stressed out about many things.

Two weeks ago, I went to the Norton Brownsboro Epilepsy Monitoring Unit to try and capture these seizures in my sleep. This is the second time we have tried to capture a seizure; the first time being unsuccessful. We were successful this time and saw exactly where they were coming from. During the stay you have 34 electrodes hooked up to your brain and about 7 more to your chest and stomach. I also got an MRI which came back normal and we talked to my doctor about our future plans.

My doctor gave us three options. The first was to try more medication. Every time I try to take an add on medicine with my Tegretol, I start getting blurry and double vision. It keeps me from doing anything for about 4 hours. The second option is an implant called a VNS. It’s a small battery powered box much like a pacemaker that they impant in your upper left chest and attach it to the nerve in your neck. The other option is to have brain surgery and remove the portion of my brain that’s causing the seizures.

So if you can imagine, going through seizures and fighting them daily, it gets very frustrating. But you have to keep going and take it one day at a time.

As far as which route I’m going to take…I’m really not sure yet, but I need to decide something soon because it’s not getting any better.

Update 8/8/12: I have been taking Klonopin for awhile now as needed but we’re going to test it regularly at bedtime to see of it helps.

Seizures Suck

I just wanted to write a post and give everyone an update on my seizures. A lot of my friends, family and co-workers don’t really know the full story about what’s really going on. Most of them think I had one Grand Mal Seizure and now I’m ok. In reality, I’ve been struggling everyday since then.

Since September 2011, I have tried 7 different medications to try and control my seizures. My Tegretol controls my brain from have more Grand Mal seizures, but we still cannot get the partials under control. Nearly every night for the past month or more, I have been having nocturnal seizures. Recently, I haven’t been having as many during the daytime, until yesterday I had 3. It has a lot to do with being stressed out about many things.

Two weeks ago, I went to the Norton Brownsboro Epilepsy Monitoring Unit to try and capture these seizures in my sleep. This is the second time we have tried to capture a seizure; the first time being unsuccessful. We were successful this time and saw exactly where they were coming from. During the stay you have 34 electrodes hooked up to your brain and about 7 more to your chest and stomach. I also got an MRI which came back normal and we talked to my doctor about our future plans.

My doctor gave us three options. The first was to try more medication. Every time I try to take an add on medicine with my Tegretol, I start getting blurry and double vision. It keeps me from doing anything for about 4 hours. The second option is an implant called a VNS. It’s a small battery powered box much like a pacemaker that they impant in your upper left chest and attach it to the nerve in your neck. The other option is to have brain surgery and remove the portion of my brain that’s causing the seizures.

So if you can imagine, going through seizures and fighting them daily, it gets very frustrating. But you have to keep going and take it one day at a time.

As far as which route I’m going to take…I’m really not sure yet, but I need to decide something soon because it’s not getting any better.

Update 8/8/12: I have been taking Klonopin for awhile now as needed but we’re going to test it regularly at bedtime to see of it helps.