My battle with health insurance- Day 2

My neurologist sent the pharmacy the justification for my need of the anti-seizure medicine yesterday afternoon. The pharmacy didn't get around to getting it to the health insurance until today. They could be excused if they didn't know my need for the medicine was like, yesterday, if we hadn't been asking for it for days. … Continue reading My battle with health insurance- Day 2

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Why can’t I have my meds?

Having health insurance is something we have all come to need, but a big pain in the b...ack. I just changed my health insurance coverage because I'm about to turn 26, at which age I can no longer  be covered by the same plan as my parents. So as soon as we could, we went … Continue reading Why can’t I have my meds?

1 year SEIZURE FREE!

I woke up this morning with no intent of getting up. It's Friday, I don't really have anything important today. In my sleepy mind there was nothing special about this Friday, I hadn't been waiting for this day all week, all, 7 other days of this months, or for 12 months. But wait... I HAD! … Continue reading 1 year SEIZURE FREE!

My second medical I.D

Maybe a year ago or more, I really don't remember, I got a bracelet with a medical I.D., that showed that I have epilepsy. I never took the bracelet of, not even to sleep, but after almost a year, it broke, I don't know how. Not only did the bracelet break, but I lost the … Continue reading My second medical I.D

And my neurologist said…

As I said this morning, my appointment with my neurologist was this afternoon.  After sitting in the crowded waiting room, and waiting, quickly writing and posting another blog post, and waiting a little bit more, they called my name to go see him. When my doctor came in, after saying all the hellos, I quickly … Continue reading And my neurologist said…

Big news for my neurologist 

Today I have an appointment with my neurologist, and I've been thinking all day how happy he's gonna be when I tell him that next week I'll be 12 months seizure free. Of course, by all day I mean since I woke up less than an hour ago. I know that after he asks how … Continue reading Big news for my neurologist 

Be proud of yourself and take it easy

You have been seizure free for eleven months. You feel like you will never have another seizure. But then you get dizzy. You get up, and you feel something in your head, like a little headache. But you just had lunch so you’re not hungry. You just had diet coke so you should be awake. … Continue reading Be proud of yourself and take it easy

11 months!

As promised last month, here is my poster for 11 months seizure free.  As I say every month, I can't believe I've made it this long seizure free.  Reaching a year will make me feel more accomplished than anything else I've done this past year. Just 1 more month!!!!!

Working, seizure free woman

Today, March 8 is International Women's day. I read that today is a celebration of women's achievements. While I would have celebrated all my achievements anyway if it was any other day, it is great that it turned out to be International Women's Day. It seems very appropriate that these two great achievements would both … Continue reading Working, seizure free woman

We have to take epilepsy seriously

Neurologists want the public to take epilepsy more seriously If this doesn't scare me into paying more attention when I take my medicines, I don't know what will. I have only switched the morning dose with the nightly dose twice, and only missed one dose in over three years, but I still have to be … Continue reading We have to take epilepsy seriously

The wrong five pills

A little after 8:30 a.m. today, I finally woke up and took my medicine. I took all five pills, but after I was done I realized I had taken the wrong five, again. I took the dose I'm supposed to take at night. This is just great, was the first thing I thought, now that … Continue reading The wrong five pills

10 months! #epilepsyday

I was so focused on my interview today that I almost forgot that today is February 8. Today not only marks my 10 months seizure free, but it’s also International Epilepsy Day, both of which I almost forgot. It feels very random that my 10 months seizure free would fall on this day that we … Continue reading 10 months! #epilepsyday

That time I missed a dose

I've been really good about taking my medicine on time, sometimes I'm a little too strict about that. If it's 8 pm, it's 8 pm, not a minute sooner, and I never forget. I complain when my mom keeps checking up on me, asking if I took my medicines, because she knows I'm even more … Continue reading That time I missed a dose

6 MONTHS SEIZURES FREE!!!!!

That's right, I made it 6 months without having a seizure.  I have been scared I may have one, tonight I got a little dizzy after dinner and I got scared, but it wasn't a seizure; I just got dizzy. I can't believe I finally made it 6 months.  I had only been able to … Continue reading 6 MONTHS SEIZURES FREE!!!!!