As of yesterday, April 8, 2022, I am officially seven years seizure free! I didn’t have time to write a celebratory blog post like I do every year but that doesn’t mean I was not happy of telling everyone I could about it. I almost thought I didn’t make it earlier this week when because … Continue reading 7 years seizure free!
The FDA just approved the sale of lacosamide tablets, which is the generic name for the anti-seizure medication, Vimpat. This is the medication that finally controlled my seizures and the one that I had trouble getting because of its cost. I hope that now that the FDA approved the sale of lacosamide it will be … Continue reading Lacomaside (Generic Vimpat) was approved by the FDA
I got my EEG results today. I wanted the results to show that there was absolutely no seizure activity anymore so I could be taken off the anti seizure medication. I knew that wasn’t going to happen so I just hoped for something more realistic like it not getting worse. The EEG showed just that; … Continue reading EEG results- Still seizure free!
I was forced to take a day off of PiYo for an EEG today. This is the 24 hour test where 24 electrodes are placed on my head for 24 hours to track and record brain wave patterns. The abnormal patterns show problems,which in my case are seizures. I always dread having this done, but … Continue reading Tracking my brain wave patterns for 24 hours
The Asylum program didn’t work out either. I lost count of how many I have tried in the las few months. There were a few reasons why this one didn’t last either, among those being the job at Old Navy, Holiday distractions, a little confusion with the workout calendar and that I don’t have all … Continue reading New program: PiYo
I don’t know whyI was having so much trouble looking for an new exercise program to do after a finished Insanity. It’s been almost a month since a finished and today I started what should have been the most obvious choice, Insanity: The Asylum. This program includes drills used by professional athletes. That’s exactly why … Continue reading Starting Insanity: The Asylum
I just got the Covid19 booster dose and the flu shot. I always prefer to get vaccines or blood drawn from my left arm. I know it’s an irrational fear but there’s something about the needle and the metal plate I have in my right arm that just makes me nervous. I just don’t want … Continue reading Got the Covid19 booster dose and the flu shot
Recovery week it over! In the begging I was happy to have a break from the intense workout but by Thursday I wanted it to be over. It started to get boring because it’s the same video every day. By the fourth day of doing the same thing, I was sick of it, but I … Continue reading I need a break after Recovery Week
This is for my fellow epilepsy warriors, just in case you didn’t know, like me, People with epilepsy are at higher risk than other people for developing osteoporosis and fractures. The Epilepsy Foundation also mentions that women have a higher risk of developing osteoporosis (and therefore broken bones) than men and people on multiple antiseizure … Continue reading Epilepsy and Osteoporosis
I just found the best online certification that I want all my family and friends to get, just in case. This free, online certificate is a 30 minute course that “educates the public on the Epilepsy Foundation’s basic procedures for responding to someone having a seizure.” If you complete the course you receive a certificate … Continue reading Seizure First Aid Ready
In March I got the big surprise that the pharmacy that had been providing me with both anti epilepsy medication for the past six years, would no longer be able to help me with the most expensive one of the two medicines I need. Why? Because suddenly my health insurance decided to provide coverage for … Continue reading I couldn’t afford to control my seizures anymore
Every day when I exercise I begin by doing some kind of cardio exercise, like I used to do when I went to the gym. Right now I like to use the stationary bike but it doesn’t really matter what kind of cardiovascular exercise to do, as long as you do at least 150 minutes … Continue reading Exercise bike cardio
Today I began week four of Focus T25 Gamma part 2. That is weekeight of the entire Gamma workout program and in four days I’ll be done! I hadn’t noticed that it has already been seven weeks. I cannot say that they went by fast because I feel like I have been doing this forever. … Continue reading Gamma: Week eight
I was very excited about today, April 8, 2021. This is a very important day to me; it’s like a second birthday because today I celebrate being one more year seizure free. Today I am officially six years seizure free! On top of that, I got my second Covid19 vaccine this afternoon. I think that … Continue reading Vaccinated and seizure free!
Great news, I got my Covid19 vaccine today! I was so nervous before I got it because of those rumors going around that the needle is big but that’s not true. The needle is just a regular needle, at least the one I saw. I didn’t look when I was getting the shot, I never … Continue reading Got my first Covid19 vaccine today!