Febuary 2016 newsletter- What’s been happening, been busy.

I have been very busy for the last month, I have completed my 1st mystery book called “Lucas  Whitney and the Inconspicuous Deaths” and it is now in my editor’s hands and she is working on the book now I am hoping that it will be on Amazon  for sale by beginning of April. I have also been volunteering  my time at the Elk’s Loge 1603 in which I am a member of in making dinners for the lodge. Here this month I will start writing my 1st thriller/horror book, not sure on what i will write  for it through it will take a little time in getting a good plot started since it is my first thriller/horror book.  I have also  hired a website designer to upgrade my website www.authorchadcathey.com and she has done a great job on it.

If things go right  here this spring probably  April I will be doing  my  first book signing promotion here in my town of Bishop California and this is when my mystery comes out on publication. I will also start doing UTube videos  to post  on my website and on twitter as well probably  here sometime this month February.  Once I get going my thriller/horror book I will keep everyone informed. Also i  just wanted to thank all of my faithful  followers, I am just so sorry I have been so busy.

Epileptic Seizure Types and Coping with Epilepsy.

I will be explaining  the different types of  epileptic seizures and coping with epilepsy in this article. There are many different types of seizures and they all fit into two categories: generalized and partial seizures. For generalized seizures there are four different types of seizures:Generalized Tonic-Clonic, Myoclonic, Atonic and Absence Seizures. For partial seizures there are two different types of partial seizures, simple partial seizures and complex partial seizures and it is important to know that the complex partial seizures can lead into a generalized tonic-clonic seizure.

Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures  better known as Grand-mal seizures are the mot common and best known type of generalized seizures. Grand-mal seizures usually last about three minutes  per seizure and most of the  time can re-trigger at at anytime before the first seizure ends, in which can make  the entire seizure episode go into a long amount of time; the longest grand-mal seizure in which I have had lasted a total of 28 minutes long before everything ended.   During a grand-mal seizure the seizure starts with stiffening of the limbs  which is the tonic phase followed by jerking of the limbs and face, making the face interlock which is the clonic phase. A seizure  cannot be stopped it has to go until it has taken  it course, if a seizure is tried to be stopped it could lead the  epileptic  go into a coma. Also, there is no sense in calling 911 if a person  goes into a grand-mal seizure, jut make sure all the  furniture is out of the way  so the person  dopes not hit they’re head, turn the  person on their side, put your hands on they’re rib cage softly  and it could  be either side the left r the right this  will make sure that the tongue will not overlap the air passage  in which the person  could die. Although, it is a  proven fact that a person cannot swallow they’re tongue but the  tongue can  overlap the air passage that will kill  the person while they are having the seizure, but it very unlikely of that happening.  With explaining the procedure for when a person has a grand-ml seizure  there is n since in calling  911 for a doctor, nurse or even a EMT cannot help the person  when they are going into a grand-mal seizure so  if 911 is called that person would just have a huge hospital bill and  no help whatsoever.

Myoclonic seizures are rapid, brief contractions of bodily muscles which usually occur  on both sides of the body at the same time. Occasionally, they will involve one arm of one foot. People usually think of them as sudden jerks or clumsiness and these seizures usually last about one minute and first aid a mentioned in grand-mal seizures is not needed.

Atonic seizures produce an abrupt loss of muscle tone. Other names for atonic seizures include: drop attacks, static or Akinetic seizures. These types of seizures produce head drops, loss of posture or sudden collapse and without warning. People  that have these types of seizures drop with force which can result in head or face injury, also head gear is required for people that have thee types of seizures.

Now there is Absence seizures better known as petit-mal seizures, these seizures usually last about  60 seconds and the person is back to what they were  doing right after the seizure. These seizures consist of  lapses of awareness, eye fluttering, automatism’s such as lip smacking, picking at clothes and fumbling.

Now I will speak on partial seizures, during a partial seizure electric disturbance is limited  to a specific on one side of the brain. There  are two types of partial seizures, simple and complex as mentioned before. Simple partial seizures last about 90 seconds and the symptoms include: loss of consciousness, sudden jerking with sensory phenomena and possible transient weakness or loss of sensation. Complex partial  seizures are a little more complicated than simple partial seizures, complex partial seizures usually last between  one to two minutes long per seizure and can re-trigger just as a grand-mal seizure can. The person has automatism’s such as lip smacking,  picking at clothes, or fumbling and the person will not be ware of their environment and as a result may wander, experience amnesia for seizure events and mild or moderate confusion and sleepiness. Now these seizures come in come in degree patterns  first degree, second degree and third degree in third degree being the worst of the  three stage degrees. Also, the third  degree partial seizures can be just as frightening as a grand-mal can be, although,  one of these third degree seizures  can lead into a grand-mal seizure as well. Third degree partial seizures last bout 2-3 minutes unless another one kicks in, during my third degree partial seizures i know of when one starts, when it ends, when another  kicks in and when it ends as well and am completely conscious during the entire seizure with my neck stiffened up where  i cannot move it at any point and  of my  eyes wandering in every direction as well until the seizure stops completely.

With so many people not knowing anything about epilepsy and  when one of their  family members or friends finds out they have epilepsy it can be hard to  for that person to cope with their family member or  friend  going into a seizure right in front of them. It is best for the person  that knows nothing about epilepsy and see’s their friend or family member  goes into a seizure to try and remain relaxed and  later  learn more about epilepsy so that they need  not be afraid of the  epileptic seizure, the person having the seizure  or epilepsy itself.  that is why i  wrote my book “Epilepsy and the Epileptic” to teach the general public of the world of what epilepsy is, what goes with  it, the procedures to treat  the epilepsy, epilepsy and pregnancy and even the different epilepsy surgeries; not counting of what a person with  epilepsy has to go through within they’re life with having it and having to live with it daily.

Hello World!

Hello World, well I have finally got my own website started here online, I just got up for me this morning. I still have a lot of work to do on this website and my author platform. Also.I have completed my second book “Lucas Whitney and the Inconspicuous Deaths” which is being edited by my editor right now. I am still trying to figure out this WordPress and once I can then I can get this site going good. WordPress is one language software that I have never used before in my life and I could use some help with it. Although, I will figure it out before it’s over with and then I’ll get started on the second book of my Lucas Whitney series.