I had my first surgery when I was six months old. Don't worry, I had no horrible accident or anything, I was just born with strabismus, which means I have crossed eyes. This was corrected quickly when I was a baby but my vision has never been perfect and my right eye is still a … Continue reading It’s not blurry vision, it’s crossed eyes
As you probably know, there are a few hurricanes lurking around, deciding where they want to attack. We are hoping and praying that nothing comes even close to Puerto Rico because, apart from the fact that no one over likes hurricanes, we are not ready for another one. We still have not recovered from Maria … Continue reading Oh my Vimpat and Keppra
Check this out: Stanford researchers listen for silent seizures with "brain stethoscope" that turns brain waves into sound This is an article about this pretty awesome thing neurologists at Stanford are developing that allows doctors and nurses to hear a seizure. It's like an EEG but instead, except EEGs can't always read every seizure because not … Continue reading The “brain stethoscope”
Tomorrow I will have electrodes placed on my scalp to read electrical signals in my brain. It sounds weird and it is, but it's for a good cause. It's an EEG to find out if those weird episodes I had when I couldn't find the right word are seizures. I had this done before in … Continue reading Another EEG
Today, before finishing my Mother's Day shopping, had an appointment with the optometrist. I had no idea but the last time I had my eyes checked was two years ago. In my defense, with so many doctor's appointments, it's hard to keep track of that. I wasn't seeing things that clearly but I thought that … Continue reading The world got brighter with new eyes
First, the thing I sprained or caused whatever it is that's bothering me, is my shoulder. I woke up this morning because it was bothering me, well not bothering, it hurt! It was swollen today too. So I went to the doctor, a family doctor, and after looking at it and asking me all the … Continue reading My shoulder- Day 3
Some of you may remember my anger at the health insurance company, which just made me unsure whether I was going to be able to have my medicine, right? Well for those of you who don't or were not with us at the time, I'll give you a little summary: After my TBI I was … Continue reading Take that health care!
Being treated at a university hospital, you doctors keep changing as they graduate. In less than four years being treated there, I have been through 5 different doctors, today I met the 6th. It's been an interesting ride so far, all of them bringing different things to the table. I have been very happy with … Continue reading The new doctor