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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

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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

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

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

Only two more months!!!

I keep thinking it is already the end of February, I really don't know why I keep speeding up time, but during the other 7 days of this month I have been thinking "oh god, I missed it, I forgot to celebrate one more month seizure free". I didn't miss it, it's today and I … Continue reading Only two more months!!!