A Mind Unraveled

As I was reading about Epilepsy Month, which will soon come to an end, I found an interesting article about the recently published memoir, A Mind Unraveled. This memoir, by the award winning journalist and best selling author Kurt Eichenwald tells the story of his struggle with epilepsy. I want to see how somebody else … Continue reading A Mind Unraveled

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Solving a neuroscience puzzle

As a part of Epilepsy Awareness Month, I would like to share an interesting article I found: Solving a century-old neuroscience puzzle may lead to epilepsy therapy Neurotransmitters, or NTs, are chemicals that neurons synthesize and release, which bind to receptors on adjacent neurons. Excitatory NTs like glutamate will activate neurons (i.e. cause them to … Continue reading Solving a neuroscience puzzle

Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is an important month, not because the holiday season starts soon or because we eat turkey, because it's epilepsy awareness month. There are a lot of activities happening around the world to teach people about epilepsy and to help people who suffer from it. I want to welcome November, like I always do, offering … Continue reading Epilepsy Awareness Month

How could I forget?

I have absolutely no idea how this morning I forgot the most important thing I have to do every morning. I would kick myself if I could right now. I didn't realize that I screwed up until 8:00 PM, when I was taking my nightly doze of Keppra and Vimpat, my epilepsy medicine, that I … Continue reading How could I forget?

The “brain stethoscope”

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”

Three years!!!!!!!!!!

Three years seizure free!!! This third year is just a little bit sweeter than last year was just because there were a few moment which I thought  would ruin it. Throughout both hurricanes and afterwards I was so terrified and nervous of having another seizure because I was worried about so many things. I was … Continue reading Three years!!!!!!!!!!

Easter break

This week, being the week before Easter, I thought I would be able to rest and relax. I was hoping to go to the beach, the movies and maybe even have a lazy day just staying home all day. The week didn't turn out this way. Begging with having to go get blood drawn on … Continue reading Easter break

Happy #EpilepsyDay 2018!

Today, International Epilepsy Day, I had my first appointment of 2018 with my neurologist. Epilepsy Day is celebrated on the second Monday of February to celebrate the strength of those affected by epilepsy and raise awareness. Apart from talking about the blackout we had last night where about six towns lost power because of an … Continue reading Happy #EpilepsyDay 2018!

SeizAlarm and other seizure and epilepsy alarm apps

After learning about Embrace, the epilepsy smart watch, I saw there was an app similar to that for the Apple Watch. Since then I have been looking for the app, and finally found it as well as many others for iPhone. The 10 best epilepsy apps They sound great but they remind me of that … Continue reading SeizAlarm and other seizure and epilepsy alarm apps

Embrace smart watch: seizure tracking and epilepsy management

There's a new smartwatch on the market called Embrace smart watch. The thing that makes this watch different from other smart watches and caught my attention is that it tracks seizures. This new watch which has just been cleared by the FDA, has been tested on patients and collected over 6530 hours of data, during … Continue reading Embrace smart watch: seizure tracking and epilepsy management

Growing on Pinterest

Two years ago Unstoppable María started to grow, trying to reach a larger audience. Find un, friend us We were still pretty new to the blogging world but t decided to try to also navigate the web outside of WordPress, reaching places like Facebook, Twitter and even YouTube, among others. It was a lot of … Continue reading Growing on Pinterest

Start the conversation

Having epilepsy is not easy, but I have learned that I have to be brave when talking about it, I have to bring it up and I have to tell people. I bring it up and I'm not afraid to because that's just a part of my new normal, living with epilepsy. I know people … Continue reading Start the conversation

My Shot at Epilepsy

"My Shot at Epilepsy" is this year's challenge to raise money for Epilepsy Awareness month. Participants are asked to take a picture or video of themselves in "My shot pose" (arm raised in the air, index finger pointing up), making a donation to MyShotAtEpilepsy .org and sharing it on social media, tagging friends to donate … Continue reading My Shot at Epilepsy

Epilepsy Awareness Month 2017

My bad, I didn’t give November the welcome it deserves being a very important month. No, I’m not talking about thanksgiving, I’m talking about Epilepsy Awareness Month.  This doesn’t mean that we need to take extra care of our epilepsy, we have to do that all year, but share our knowledge and news about epilepsy. … Continue reading Epilepsy Awareness Month 2017

Two years and a half

I stopped my monthly count once I reached 2 years of being seizure free but today marks two and a half years seizure free and I think that deserves a recognition.  It's not just two years anymore, it's over two years and I am so proud of that. There have been challenges since April like … Continue reading Two years and a half