EEG results are in

This morning I had an appointment with my neurologist to discuss those episodes I have had and the result of the EEG. I'll be honest with you, I was terrified that he would say they found something weird in my brain activity meaning he would need to increase the epilepsy medication dose and I was … Continue reading EEG results are in

After the EEG

My electroencephalogram was removed today. This process, just like gluing it to my head yesterday, didn't hurt one bit but it was a lot faster.  I'm not sure what the technician put on my hair to make it all come out, but my head was really sticky, like I had way too much hair gel. … Continue reading After the EEG

Electroencephalogram

Like I said yesterday, today I was getting an EEG. I had 24 electrodes glued and taped to my head. These are all connected to a recorder that I'm have to carry around like a purse, except it's not really that cute. Each of the cables from the electrodes is a different color and that's … Continue reading Electroencephalogram

Scary news about epilepsy

I want to stay as informed as I can about epilepsy, living with epilepsy for five years now, but some of the information can be a little scary, sometimes true, but other times scary.  I was just reading about the growing number of people with epilepsy (Number of People with Epilepsy in the United States … Continue reading Scary news about epilepsy

Trying to understand those episodes

I was reading a little bit about different kinds of seizures, trying to see if those episodes I have had could have been a seizure. It's just for my curiosity because I will know after I get the results from my EEG on the 24th. I thought it might have been an Absence Seizure, also … Continue reading Trying to understand those episodes

Thank you Sonexus Health Pharmacy

This time last year I was celebrating having received three months worth of my anti seizure medicine for the first time thanks to Sonexus Health Pharmacy. Today I received another one and have been getting help from them for the last year through their patient support services. I don't think I have words to describe … Continue reading Thank you Sonexus Health Pharmacy

Some weird episodes

I know I have not been as loyal to my blog as I usually am, I don't want to make any excuses because I do miss writing and updating my blog, there just isn't enough time in a day. But there is something that's been on my mind, it's happened twice and I'm really not … Continue reading Some weird episodes

The first time I heard I have epilepsy

After reading  Becoming Comfortable with "My" Epilepsy: Strategies that Patients Use in the Journey from Diagnosis to Acceptance and Disclosure I think it's important to recognize that first, epilepsy is not an easy thing to deal with and that we all have different methods of coping with it. The first time I remember being told … Continue reading The first time I heard I have epilepsy

Wake up and keep fighting

IToday was one of those days when I was tired for no reason at all, not just tired, but sleepy too. I know I look like I'm sad or there's something wrong with me, but I just feel tired. There is no reason for this because I slept enough and I didn't do anything out … Continue reading Wake up and keep fighting