You are strong

Yes we are, we all are and don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise. You and me and everyone else fighting this battle is a champion. We each fight our own battles and become stronger after every they are done. Keep fighting and don't give up because you can do it, I know you can. … Continue reading You are strong

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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

Oh my Vimpat and Keppra

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

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

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

Discovery to keep neurons alive

You know how we have to do this science fair projects every year? Most of them don't lead to anything, but once in a while there is one student who makes a discovery so great that scientists haven't even thought of already, like scientists with masters and doctorates haven't figured that out. Everybody needs to … Continue reading Discovery to keep neurons alive

What is epilepsy?

There is no way I can or would ever want to deny that I now have epilepsy. This has become one of the themes of this blog, I like sharing news I find interesting or are important about epilepsy to help other patients and to make people aware of this, but I want people to … Continue reading What is epilepsy?

17 months!

Today, September 8th, 2016 we celebrate 17 months, seventeen seizure free months . It's been one year and 5 months! Only 7 months left to the full two years!!!! As it turns out my parents wanted to go out to dinner tonight, I didn't want to because I had been working from home and doing homework … Continue reading 17 months!

Run for your neurons

I like to run, mostly on the treadmill, by myself just listening to music; music is a must. At the beginning of the run I just want to give up, but as I keep going I start thinking; sometimes about dinner or lunch, sometimes about movies or TV. Other times stuff in my head starts … Continue reading Run for your neurons

A very, very good movie was made about this

While I was watching the movie Concussion earlier today, I saw an image of what happens to neurons after your head gets shaken really hard. I only thought, that explains what I’ve been through these past few years. After this, my mom, who was sitting next to me said that happened to you, but only … Continue reading A very, very good movie was made about this