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So except for my family this isn't know by many people who know me but when I was 12-13 I had a partial complex seizure and that has changed my view on the human brain for life.

So I was acting saying mumbled words and went to the toilet to piss and did so on the floor then kept spinning around (parents recount of what happened) I was on a cruise at the time and when I woke I was heading to shore in a speedboat.

That aside I did some damage to my brain that day even if it doesn't show up in MRI's etc and I have realised how fragile our brains are and ever since that seizure I feel a part of me has been lost my memory is worse etc.


When I was 12 and in grade 5 I believe I was at the top of my maths and English class doing algebra and other highschool maths in primary school.

I was that Autistic kid who loved maths and was really good at it heck I was even programming in Visual Basic back then albeit minor things like my own web browser which is basic but still amazing for a kid my age.

After I had my seizure my memory is shitty I can't program nearly as well and my Maths knowledge and English dropped to that of what it was in grade 3-4

So all this made me realise how fragile the brain is right now I'm entering university and I'm not at the level of competence with Maths that 5 year old me was.

TL;DR seizures suck and show how fragile the brain is
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The brain is highly fragile, it is a giant complex neural network that is like jelly.
Its sad we have weak craniums.
Wish i was a neanderthal.
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We are very fragile in general, learning biology makes me realize that. It's like out whole body are made from barely compatible parts and will crumble by a simple poke. I mean a really bad fever is what, 2C increase in inner temperature?
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Apparate wrote:

We are very fragile in general, learning biology makes me realize that. It's like out whole body are made from barely compatible parts and will crumble by a simple poke. I mean a really bad fever is what, 2C increase in inner temperature?


It's not how hot it is, but how long you cook. And you are cooking once you raise your body temperature any sort of amount. We're barely not cooking when we're in good health.
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But another way to look at this is your still alive and functioning despite the brain damage, The brain's ability to heal it self (especialy at a young age) is pretty amazing even if you lost a small amount of cognitive ability that's nothing compared to worse case scenario.
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abyss98 wrote:

But another way to look at this is your still alive and functioning despite the brain damage, The brain's ability to heal it self (especialy at a young age) is pretty amazing even if you lost a small amount of cognitive ability that's nothing compared to worse case scenario.


Well it has lead to mental illness and stress and me becoming suicidal and someone who lashes out at others and I'm getting worse by the months that pass so... Whilst I like to look at it that way it's kind of hard.

But I can't do shit but live so \ o /
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Well I had a few but many small black outs in a short period a few times, and after that (never happend again) I feel like I can't focus or really do much work with either math, text or reading.

Was good at it but nothing I really can do now.
As sometimes trying to read like a book feels like staring into the sun..some could also be too much screening time (infront of a screen or too close)
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It's a strange organ. There are people living normal lives with half a brain or less, it goes to hell once there is a chemical imbalance.

Menopause hit my mom in the worst way. It's rare, but it allowed her to constantly hear voices, nasty ones. My dad drove 100 miles to visit a monastery then back the next day to admit her into a hospital. You learn quickly the weight of those wedding vows and how strong the faith of your family is. It shocked the nurses to see so many people continually visiting until she was released 3 months later. She's fine now and working part time, but on depressants. God, those first depressants knock the your creativity into the mud and your will to do anything but watch tv.

Ryulightorb, I hope the doctors get a firm handle on your situation.
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My dad drove 100 miles to visit a monastery then back the next day to admit her into a hospital.
do you mean he drove that long to get her or what that was about?

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I mean if you intentionally cause the brain to wire incorrectly like for the brain plasticity and create some sort of memory connection. I mean it's all theoretical, but you know, it seems I can't remember much
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Jackalope82 wrote:
My dad drove 100 miles to visit a monastery then back the next day to admit her into a hospital.
do you mean he drove that long to get her or what that was about?



My bad, he drove my mom 100 miles to see a monk at a monastery just north of Detroit because she thought she was possessed and then 100 miles back to admit her into the home town hospital. The voices were that bad.
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My mum made me have a lobotomy and I think I turned out fine so it can't be that fragile.
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our brain is pretty much like your computer if any part breaks its pretty much done for, but like a computer their are piece you can remove and it will still work just not like it use too.
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It's very fragile but very adaptive. Some people can walk around with half their head and the brain will just rewire... while others will lose half their head and just die
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