By Dr. Arne Vainio
News From Indian Country

December 20, 2008. The last day of fall, though winter had been here for the past month and we are now in the middle of it. The snow is deep and the nights are cold. What’s so special about this day? Bob Kuster has not had a seizure for one year. “It’s like a sense of pride, like all the testing, medicines and doctor visits were worth it.”

When Bob started getting his seizures almost 20 years ago, he was drinking heavily and at the time had been drinking for 10 years. He had had a couple of head injuries, but nothing that made him lose consciousness or require medical care.