Sunday, November 2, 2008

Did You Know?

It's my 200th post!!! I can't believe it. I was going to do a give away, but so much has been going on I didn't get around to planning it. Maybe I will give away something for the holidays.

As I mentioned yesterday, November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, so I will be sharing lots of information on epilepsy. I wanted to start today by inviting you to see how much you know. I found this quiz online today and thought it was cool. I only got 20 of 25 right myself, and I try to stay on top of these things. Click on this quiz link and see how you do.

I will be updating you guys on our Chicago trip this week for Spencer's testing for brain surgery. Thank you all for your prayers and emails of encouragement. They really mean a lot to me. Please continue to pray for God to be in all the details this week. He has already shown off in a big way. More to come on that later.

I wanted to start a series I will do this month providing you with information on famous people with epilepsy.

The first person I'm highlighting is Vincent Van Gogh. This excerpt is taken from a calendar that UCB produced in 2006/2007.

"Vincent Van Gogh, a painter of profound sensitivity and remarkable productivity, experienced complex partial seizures throughout his life. Driven by genius, he relied daily on his brother Theo as a source of comfort and support. Theo's constant correspondence helped Vincent cope with his epilepsy and helped him to become a world-class artist."

Click here to read more about Van Gogh's epilepsy.

Will update you guys from Chicago tomorrow! Have a blessed day!
Amy



12 comments:

He And Me + 3 said...

Congrats on your 200th post that is awesome! I am praying that chicago goes well!

Chaotic Joy said...

Happy 200th Amy! I will hit 300 this month and that is crazy to me. Thanks for being an upliftingvoice in the blogosphere.

Cheri said...

20 out of 25 here! Can't wait to hear about your trip to New Mexico.

ocean mommy said...

You know we're praying here...

hugs,
stephanie

LAURIE said...

Hey congrats on your 200th post and by the way I took that test and scored only 18. Guess I'm not ready to come around with you and advocate huh? Seriously though we are lifting Spencer and your family up in prayer. -God bless, Laurie

Carol Davis said...

praying for you

Laurie Ann said...

17 out of 25 for me. Clearly I have a lot to learn, but not knowing anyone who has epilepsy, I thought I didn't score too badly. Definitely increased my awareness and knowledge. I'm curious about why you wouldn't call 911 every time someone has a seizure. It seems like it would need to be documented medically, but I suppose you could do this by keeping records and contacting doctors. Hmmm...Lots to learn, like I said!

Praying your trip goes well...

Carol said...

I got 19! Call me tomorrow!

Wifeof1Momof4 said...

Praying for a good meeting, good questions, good dialouge and some discernment from the Lord on the next steps in Spencer's life.

We have been VERY ill around here (all 5 of us) so I am just checking and reading blogs again.

Thank you for the series .. you never know who needs this information!

Glad you keep blogging or else we have never met!! Take care.

Melanie @ This Ain't New York said...

Oh my. You are in Chicago during this election?? Bless your heart. Update us on your sweet son. Praying for you...

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! I have just found you (from Cathy's blog)

I would like you to join us in prayer and praise today (Election Day) on my Power of Prayer blog http://christiansprayerpower.blogspot.com/

I'm enjoying the music your have featured.

Katherine

Peggy said...

Congratulations Amy...that's more than a MIRACLE! My 2000th post was your TSMSS!!! I guess we share this special hoop lah...Thanks for being such a fun & encouraging friend & place to come in this blog world!

I'm still praying!I was 23 out of 25 you have taught me well...or I guess pretty good!