Happy New Year! So here I am looking forward to this year, hoping great things happen and trying to ignore the bad. I started off the year at the beach with my family, like I usually do, which always fills me with hope for the new year. This year however, I'm scared because we ended … Continue reading Positive mind for 2020
It's Christmas! It's finally here, the happiest tone of the year! There's lights, music, parties, family, friends, and food, a lot of food. But there is also pressure to be at all the parties, to host some of them, to make or bring food, to give presents, to talk to everyone at the party and … Continue reading How to survive and enjoy the holiday season
November is finally here and this means we're one month closer to Christmas, we celebrate Thanksgiving and last but not least, it's Epilepsy Awareness Month. during which the goal is to educate others on #SeizureFirstAid. Instead of talking about how exited I am for the holiday season and to start putting up my Christmas decorations, … Continue reading #StaySafeSide
Remember that treadmill I mentioned not that long ago that we wanted? Well, my mom and I found it yesterday. We walked into Sam's Club and there it was waiting for us; it was exactly what we wanted, a good price, small and foldable and a well known brand. I even looked it up on … Continue reading We got the treadmill!
So far October has been exhausting for me; I have been working a lot, which is great but I haven't had time to relax and sit down and write. I feel like I have been working extremely long hours every day this week but I have only been working for seven hours. That is one … Continue reading So tired but have to keep going
I know It was yesterday but it's never to late to try to raise awareness, especially for something as important to me as epilepsy. So this year I would like to share this quiz, which I was very surprised and happy to see BuzzFeed taking a part in Epilepsy Day. What do you know about … Continue reading Epilepsy Day 2019
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
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
When my neurologist prescribed the epilepsy medicine I should take he also spoke to us about me taking some supplements. At the moment I didn't remember the reasons for which I had to take the supplements but my mother agreed with the doctor and I had no reason to doubt my neurologist. They told me … Continue reading Folic Acid Awareness
This caught my attention today and I think it's worth sharing: Tomorrow the House of Representatives will vote on the 21st Century Cures Act. I did not know anything about this until today and I'm still learning about this ACT, but as far as I know, this will allow for more research for healthcare. This would … Continue reading 21st Century Cures Act
Here is more information about SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) I think everyone with epilepsy or people who know a patient of epilepsy should read. I know there are people who don't take epilepsy seriously and I want to help spread the message to help people stop their seizures. It can be done! #AimForZero
Day one of my new healthy lifestyle went very well. I don't know if I'm doing this right because I'm not on a diet so I ate my cheeseburger and Ruffles chips with sour cream and onion dip for lunch, but the cheeseburger wasn't big. I also went to the gym after that, so that's … Continue reading Day 1- I’m not quitting
Remember I talked about having to go on my own for healthcare? Well that is just going great. In one month I used all my medicine coverage quota. Because of this, today I had to pay $730 worth of medicine, and we weren't getting all of them. I still have to get another anti seizure … Continue reading Health un-insurance
As the day has gone by, I've seen a lot of articles and news about Prince, but there was one thing that really got my attention. We all now he knew how to get people's attention, in his songs, videos, concerts, everywhere. However, he kept his personal life pretty private, but he shared one secret … Continue reading Prince: Another strong voice for epilepsy
Is Strength Training or Cardio Better for Fat Loss? This was interesting. I thought we could get those muscles from just doing cardio, and strength training was so we could lift stuff. Strength training always seemed like it was for people who wanted to be Superman, people who wanted to have big muscles. I was … Continue reading Strength? Cardio?