... in Yahoo ... ask. ... time, I ve ... months. ... Hi Sue and Blain, Thanks for the quick response Sue. Sorry things are so busy for you. I meant to askMessage 1 of 10 , Feb 1, 2005View Source--- In Cent_Wa_Epilepsy_Support@yahoogroups.com, Mrmrssoso@a... wrote:
> Hi Sara and Blain,in Yahoo
> We must be the only ones here so far, eh? Setting up an account
> can confusing, so hopefully is someone needs some help, they willask.
> Thanks for extending the offer for the Seattle meeting. At this
> already bitten off more than I can chew for the next couple ofmonths.
>Hi Sue and Blain,
> Take care,
Thanks for the quick response Sue. Sorry things are so busy for you.
I meant to ask you in last email how is Chelsea (sp?) doing now in
school? Have things leveled out for her? I bet she has really gotten
big now! They grow so fast!
Blain, sorry that I didn't catch your up-date before I last wrote. I
have never been a part of an on-line group so this is a little
confusing to me but I am figuring it out. So that is FABULOUS that
you have not have a seizure in 5 months! I am so happy for you! Too
bad about the job ending for you. Good luck to you with that. Please
keep us posted. Did you know Starbucks takes a special interest in
hiring people who have Challenges? Might give them a call and see.
Grocery stores do sometimes too.
I had better go fill up the horses troughs and then get ready for
work. Talk to you soon. We should be getting new members soon as I
sent the letters out yesterday. Blessings! Sara (sitsnearbear)
Hi Sara and Sue, It is hard to tell which is Sara and which is Sue. I ve been a part of another group since around, I think it was the beginning of Jan. I wantMessage 1 of 10 , Feb 1, 2005View SourceHi Sara and Sue,
It is hard to tell which is Sara and which is Sue. I've been a part
of another group since around, I think it was the beginning of Jan. I
want to go too this gathering in Seattle with you. Can I come along
for the ride?? I can't drive yet.
That is one question I have for you two. Its about your drivers
license. How are you able to keep your license even though you may
have had a seizure or two, say last month??? I have to be seizure
free for six months to even, or even maybe get my doctor to write a
letter for me to get my license. Do you tell your doctor that you've
been having seizures but still driving? After my first surgery, in
1997, I was seizure free for nine months and got my license back.
But, after my seizures came back, my license was taken away faster
then you can say "me". I've been seizure free now ever since I went
off Zoloft, but I have a feeling that Dr. Sloop is not going to
believe me when I go see him on March 5th. Which in fact, if I'm
still seizure free, it will be 6 months. But, how do you two do it
with out getting your license taken away??
But, I do want to go to that get-to-gether in Seattle. I am waiting
for a phone call from a place just a block away called Bruches' for a
job interview. I'll let you know if I get the job. Blain
--- In Cent_Wa_Epilepsy_Support@yahoogroups.com, "sitsnearbear7"
> --- In Cent_Wa_Epilepsy_Support@yahoogroups.com, Mrmrssoso@a...
> > Hi Sara,roll
> > As soon as we get more people on the list, we'll do sort of a
> call sothe
> > everyone knows who everyone is.
> > Take care and be well!
> > Sue
> Hi Sue and Blain,
> Glad to meet up with you both here. I sent out letters to all of
> other members today telling them of our new support method. Sodate
> hopefully they will join up soon too. How long have you been a part
> of this way of getting/giving support Blain?
> There is a gathering next month given by the WA.State Epilepsy
> Foundation. Melanie Redman sent me an email asking if I want to go.
> Its Feb.26th (Sat.) in Seattle from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. An alternate
> and place is Spokane on March 5th. The goal is to learn how towould
> discuss our epilepsy issues effectively with legislators.I am going
> to go. I told Melanie that I would see who else from our group
> be willing to go. Please let me know.but
> How is everyone doing? I'm improving. Its been a rough 6 months
> things are looking up now. Bye for now!
Hi Blain, Here is more info about the advocacy training in Seattle. Please e- mail Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating.Message 1 of 10 , Feb 2, 2005View SourceHi Blain,
Here is more info about the advocacy training in Seattle. Please e-
mail Melanie at mredman@... if you are interested in
participating. Also, please include your address when you e-mail
her..it helps in figuring out which legislative district you belong
Thanks! Have a great day :)
SPEAK UP, SPEAK OUT! ADVOCACY TRAINING
Seattle: Saturday, February 26th 10a-3p @ Swedish Hospital
Spokane: Saturday, March 5, 2005 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
SPEAK UP, SPEAK OUT! Advocacy Training
The purpose of the SPEAK UP, SPEAK OUT! training is to prepare
people affected by epilepsy and their families to share their stories
with legislators. It is so important that people in Olympia know
about epilepsy so they can make informed decisions about issues that
affect your lives!
We are also using this training as a launch point for our grassroots
advocacy network to respond to emerging issues that affect people
We plan to host a legislative reception in Olympia later this spring
to educate our legislators about epilepsy. You will be strongly
encouraged to attend. Travel stipends will be available to assist
those who are in need.
No experience necessary! We want you to come and learn how to be an
advocate from our special guest, Bill Murphy. Bill is State
Government Relations Consultant with Epilepsy Foundation America and
has been teaching people affected by epilepsy around the country how
to be advocates.
We hope to have representatives from every legislative district in
Washington State in attendance. An RSVP is required so we have the
appropriate amount of food (FREE LUNCH) and participant packets.
Please RSVP for one of the trainings no later than February 17th.
We will mail you directions to the training of your choice (Seattle
or Spokane), along with an agenda for the day.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Melanie Redman, Associate Director
Legislative Reception in Olympia: Wednesday, March 23rd 5p-7p