Thank you for your prayers. My ankle has no pain and I can walk with no cane!

As promised, a much better photo of me taken by my friend John who is a waiter at the Grand Cafe at Red Rock Casino Resort.

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Taken on my dear friend’s 50th birthday….still with the awkward fiberglass splint up the back of my leg and underneath it!

After wearing a fiberglass splint on my left ankle and foot since the 10th of May and then having a large heavy boot stuck on my foot from Valley Hospital 2 days ago, I took my shower last night with both feet on the shower matt and tested my ankle out; I have absolutely no pain in my ankle and full range of motion in my ankle.

I just have a tiny tiny bit of pain in one of my toes which is nothing to be able to be wearing a Frankenstein boot for. After much writing and walking my left toe hurt enough to take one 600 mg tablet of Ibuprofin.
I walk normally now though and am nearly pain free, not requiring the cane and my life can resume again without hobbling around in slow motion.

I think for all good purposes; my foot is fine.

I’m going to go back and resume everything I did before and Lasagna is gonna be cooked up in my little kitchen for me to split with my dear friend David Rayburn. It is hard for him to cook in a wheelchair and it gives him so much joy and me too-knwing he has something great, delicious, Italian, homemade with TLC.
My Italian BIGA (starter) is on the counter waiting to make artisan bread from Como, Italy.

I’m so happy I have two legs again. Sometimes we don’t need to understand everything in this world. I only know I was very disgruntled yesterday and wondered if God forgot about me and said “if you are a compassionate God let Live and compassion rain down on me and health. Wealth and love.”

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You know you have to consider the source of what people tell and discern if yoy think they are lies or truth.

I knew that when I took that boot off last night and I took a shower- the first shower I’ve been able to take with both feet on the ground, without bandages or a splint on my legs or having to put a bag on my leg when I shower…..

I looked in shock as i mived mt ankle around having full motion and no pain. I ASKED MYSELF, why the heck am I wearing this dumb thing? I wasn’t married to rocket scientist for nothing when I realized I had no pain whatsoever in my ankle and was able to move it I knew the injury was not anywhere near what they thought or else it healed in the month.

I am still still taking kwgal action against RTC for turning me down for para- transit service, but I won’t have to be I won’t have to wait to live life.

I don’t know what happened last night only that I said some of the biggest prayers that I have ever said my life.

I’m able minded and wsnted to be able bodied again so I can walk to bus stops that get me all over Las Vegas.

I couldn’t be happier and  I know that people all over the world are praying for me, just like you all prayed for a miraculous recovery for my left wrist, and it healed.

You are the people who inspire me, touch me, enflame my heart and ignite my soul.

I know my Christian friends are praying for me and all those prayers combined together can heal and can make a difference.

Thank you again for your support that you’ve been over the last two and a half years with Totally Inspired Mind. I’d spent the last two and a half weeks just trying to get in to see a specialist and the medical system is really bad in Nevada.

The doctors and hospitals have a really low quality of care unlike California where I grew up.
I will go some place and get my foot and ankle x-rayed again and I make you a bet when the X rays come out it will show that my foot is healed.

Written by Paulette Motzko
Images created by Paulette L Motzko, Copyright 2015

Copyright, May 22nd 2015
6:03 p.m.
Updated May 23, 2015
4:42 a.m.

Pay Equity & Discrimination — IWPR

http://www.iwpr.org/initiatives/pay-equity-and-discrimination

What can we do in America as women banding together to get equal pay for equal work?
Men get $1.00 and women get 78 cents for the same work and job.
This is simply a civil rights case.
Can’t we as people simply make this right?
The few cents difference in pay will nor kill any employer and will reinforce a positive work force showing equality and good will towards all.

It would be a Triple Win because the job performance would increase simply based on women workers knowing they are appreciated and valued.

I would LOVE to see disabled people given jobs and opportunities based on their abilities instead of being castigated because they are simply different too.
The ADA has done wonders but I have been thrown out of the running of countless jobs only because I cannot drive due to having epilepsy. Discrimination exists and we can make things right if we only want to.

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Image written and created by Paulette L Motzko

May 4, 2015

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Writer, Photographer and Marketer

May 4th, 2015
11:42 p.m.

Severely disabled man with over 25 serious conditions shares inspiring message: ‘I’m still loving life because it could always be worse’

Once in our lifetimes comes a courageous, strong, capable, disabled but able, hero like this young man. The next time you think of complaining about the food you have in your cupboard or fridge-how would you like to not taste at all?

I am awarding Mr. Peter Foster The Extraordinary Human Being Award….for illustrating a heroic and positive attitude amidst great adversity.

God bless you!

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Extraordinary Human Being Award Designed and Created by Paulette L Motzko, March 2015

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Here is a wallpaper I found on Zedge I love that I give to you because I think you embody the DNA of all these wonderful qualities.

80 countries read my blog after two years and I am disabled with an invisible neurological disorder called epilepsy.

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SINCE I ALMOST DIED 5 times in my life….and am still here, I will always go up to a disabled person and say hello.

My best friends have always been disabled. I didn’t choose them for that reason. ..they were GREAT human beings with integrity and courage.

All those reading this -member to be kind to those who are different and always be grateful for what you have.

MY FIRST FRIEND WAS CHERYL LIGHT CAP WHO WAS BLIND. SHE DIDN’T JUDGE ME.

I DESCRIBED WHAT SHE COULDN’T SEE IN TECHNICOLOR DETAIL AND WAS HER EYES. She could feel the colors on my dress and was smart as a whip…..both of us.
Join his blog and spread the word to be kind.
I am so glad Mr. FOSTER HAD THE COURAGE TO COME FORWARD AND SHARE what he has been through. People like him have been given special gifts like an attitude that focuses on the good, the great and finds super-human endurance.

Written by Paulette L Motzko
Copyright March 2015
5:15 a.m.

Your Epilepsy News Resource

http://paper.li/PollyMotzko/1356861050?edition_id=8d928d10-c89d-11e4-9136-002590a5ba2d&utm_campaign=paper_sub&utm_medium=email&utm_source=subscription

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There are 230 contributors in this day’s issue and some incredible things are going on in the world of neuroscience.

Photography & Grapic Arts by Paulette L Motzko

Diagnosed with complex partial, tempera lobe epilepsy at age nine in January 1971.
If you are intractable like I was and have partial seizures, ask your neurologist about the drug called Vimpat. It has the highest success rate of any drug ever created in history for partial seizures. The side effects are extremely low as well.

Also, if you are a woman and are having seizures at your time of the month, ad I used to, before I went through menopause in 2001 and had a tubal ligation so I would never have periods again.
Progesterone has anti-seizure properties to it and around a woman’s period it causes a drop in progesterone, hence the seizures! I had this my entire life and hemorrhage every month, until I did extensive research and coined the search words: women, hormones, intractable and epilepsy and my diagnosis appeared:
catamenial epilepsy.

The first step in getting the help you need is knowing you have something.

Doctors do a lousy job of asking the right questions to see if a woman with repeat seizures has them only during or before their period. I diagnosed myself through hours of research.
After Nancy Tobin at St. JUDE Medical Center tied my tubes, took out my womb, and left my ovaries in for hormonal reasons, I LIVED a totally different life.
No mood swings, no excess bleeding, causing an almost anemic iron deficiency, and I felt great because I was seizure free.

I tell my story to help the millions of women who are suffering now but don’t know there are options because their doctors are idiots as mine were.

If I enlighten one woman and help one, it will make me the happiest lady on earth. If I help more, which I know I will, then it was worth something.
Most women who are intractable *having seizures that are uncontrolled, even with medicine therapy, they are having the hormonally aggravated kind. Nobody has ever diagnosed them with catamenial, so they never get the help or medical intervention they need.
The medical and neurological community needs to work on that big time!
Written by Paulette L Motzko
Copyright Match 12 2015
4:03 a.m.

Paulette L Motzko

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The Song of The Sea & Finding Your Inner Voice

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Original painting by Ramona Lea Le Pore entitled “Song of The Sea”
Graphic Design by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

The sea and I are married though far from one another now.
We are connected in spirit, in mind and in the sounds I play now on progressive relaxation and meditation musical compositions.

Though living in the high desert with cacti and Seguaro with huge mountains surrounding me, I am beckoned to the sea song and ocean breezes.

This is a photo of an original painting my mother Ramona Lea Le Pore painted when I was very young. It is one of those treasures I look at with love because of its rarity and because my mother’s hands painted it.

I used a digital photo application that made it look even more like it wad painted in a French Impressionistic style….
The sound of the ocean waves are in my memory until I travel to the Pacific Coast line in California where I grew up.
Though I am fair skinned and don’t tan I am inspired to create, it rejuvenates the essence of my entire being somehow;  I don’t understand how,  but then again we don’t have to understand everything in life, do we?

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Original painting by my mom, now as valuable to me as any Van Gogh.

We only need to know that it is and count on knowing we are somehow better,  happier,  more joyful when we do what is meaningful to feel balance in our life.  Then when we know what makes us feel better and gives us inner peace, and serenity, we just need to experience it as often as we are able.

May you reading this know joy
May you reading this know peace in your soul
May you reading this know love

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright Feb 12, 2015
1:36 a.m.