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Beyond my Control - Prologue
by Stuart Ross McCallum   
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
Last edited: Sunday, January 24, 2010
Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2008

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This is the prologue from my book titled: Beyond my Contol - One Man's Struggle with Epilepsy, Seizure Surgery & Beyond.

 

 
Prologue
 
At last! The morning of the 23rd of October 2003 finally arrived. It was a bleak, cold and chilly day and my first brain operation was scheduled to be performed at 8:00am. After a forty five minute drive, my wife Lisa and I arrived at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. I had been very jittery throughout the journey, talking continuously about anything and everything. We were both exceedingly anxious with the events that were about to take place. Our hands sweaty and clasped tightly together, we nervously followed the signs to the neurology department for my first surgical procedure. As with all hospital admissions there was an abundance of necessary formalities to undergo. Once completed, I soon found myself wearing the unfashionable, ever popular standard hospital attire. With only moments to say goodbye, I was whisked away to the operating theatre.
 
During the past twenty years epilepsy caused a significant, often frightful, impact on my life and the lives of everyone close to me. For fifteen turbulent years, I operated my own business, managing staff with ever increasing seizure frequency. This created an unstable and at times, highly dangerous working environment. The magnitude of my condition escalated, resulting with a post seizure response of a menacing and sinister nature, prone to violent outbreaks. Whenever a frightening situation occurred not only was I in danger, my staff, and often customers were as well. Individuals perception and understanding of epilepsy clearly showed, which had surprising results. My socially unacceptable behavior ultimately influenced me to undergo two major brain operations, in the hope of gaining seizure freedom.
 
Enduring the postoperative healing process was unlike anything I had ever experienced, absolutely unimaginable. My surgery involved having a golf ball sized part of my brain being resected, in contrast to removing something off the brain itself; a form of rewiring took place. This sent my mind into a tailspin defying any sense of logic and reason.
 
Thank you for reading my prologue, for more information please visit my website

 

 

 

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Web Site: Beyond my Control


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Reviewed by Carol Mitchell 5/28/2009
I enjoy all of your work! "Beyond My Control" should be within all of our reach. Just stopping by to see your latest, bro.
Reviewed by 000 000 11/14/2008
You took the chance, your desperation and pride gave you strength, and you won!
God returned you to your family and your book is a tribute to healing. You infused humor in your story and that tells of your attitudes in life-even while suffering. Many will benefit from your story and gain the possible strength needed to help themselves. I just hope they too have a wonderful feisty lady such as your Lisa to help them. Got a photo of you in your gown?
LOL! CarolHawks
Reviewed by Linda Law 11/12/2008
Stuart, thank goodness you took this journey and have come through to have a more rewarding life...You have touched the hand of God, and He knew you were still needed here...to share your story with others...to encourage and inspire. lindalaw
Reviewed by David Delaney 11/12/2008
I, for one am so glad you took that brave & now lasting step, otherwise I would not be communicating this wonderful writer I now class as a friend.
Well done on your achievments mate.

Dave.
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