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
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
Every time I visit a doctor I want to give him or her good news, to show them that their treatment is working. It was no different this morning when I went to see my neurologist for my routine 6 month appointment. I had nothing but good news to tell him: 1) still seizure free … Continue reading The neurologist and the cleaning
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 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!!!!!!!!!!
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
I just realized today that I have an appointment with my neurologist in two weeks. My first thought was "this is great, I'm still seizure free", but then I remembered that last time I saw my neurologist he asked me why I wasn't driving yet and seemed disappointed in me. That was back in August … Continue reading Reminders
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
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
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
I was reading a little bit about different kinds of seizures, trying to see if those episodes I have had could have been a seizure. It's just for my curiosity because I will know after I get the results from my EEG on the 24th. I thought it might have been an Absence Seizure, also … Continue reading Trying to understand those episodes
I know I have not been as loyal to my blog as I usually am, I don't want to make any excuses because I do miss writing and updating my blog, there just isn't enough time in a day. But there is something that's been on my mind, it's happened twice and I'm really not … Continue reading Some weird episodes
My first good news of today, one of my doctors told me he saw the lab results I sent him and he said they're great. I don't want to get ahead of myself because he really didn't say much more, but from his reaction I don't think there was anything wrong. Yay! Second, after I … Continue reading Good News Monday!
As I said this morning, my appointment with my neurologist was this afternoon. After sitting in the crowded waiting room, and waiting, quickly writing and posting another blog post, and waiting a little bit more, they called my name to go see him. When my doctor came in, after saying all the hellos, I quickly … Continue reading And my neurologist said…
Today I have an appointment with my neurologist, and I've been thinking all day how happy he's gonna be when I tell him that next week I'll be 12 months seizure free. Of course, by all day I mean since I woke up less than an hour ago. I know that after he asks how … Continue reading Big news for my neurologist