This weekend I was finally trusted to spend two nights at home by myself. It wasn't safe for me to stay alone before in case I had a seizure, but being over three years seizure free, I earned the trust to spend a weekend by myself. I wasn't alone, I had my dogs. I spent … Continue reading Two days of independence
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!!!!!!!!!!
I found an article that talks about what may cause memory loss in epilepsy. I went through this for the first three years of my epilepsy, not even being aware when I had a seizure. I know that a lot of us loose memory of the seizure, before during and sometimes after. Epilepsy study links … Continue reading Memory loss in epilepsy
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
In just a few hours we'll get what feels like a new start. I know there's a lot of us who need a new start but this doesn't necessarily come with a new year, a new calendar does. We have to go into the new year with a new attitude, I know I need to. … Continue reading Happy New Year!!! 2018!
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
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
This morning I had an appointment with my neurologist to discuss those episodes I have had and the result of the EEG. I'll be honest with you, I was terrified that he would say they found something weird in my brain activity meaning he would need to increase the epilepsy medication dose and I was … Continue reading EEG results are in
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
This time last year I was celebrating having received three months worth of my anti seizure medicine for the first time thanks to Sonexus Health Pharmacy. Today I received another one and have been getting help from them for the last year through their patient support services. I don't think I have words to describe … Continue reading Thank you Sonexus Health Pharmacy
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
May year 5 be as great and as seizure free as this one. Well, more if I can stay seizure free for the whole year. Well, I did stay seizure free and it was a great year, take a look at what else happened this year: I was able to complete one masters class and … Continue reading 5 years
Tonight, at my third driving lesson in my building's parking lot and my first time behind the wheel as a two year seizure free woman I felt more in control and sure of myself. Did I mention I have been seizure free for two years? Maybe I just feel safer because of how happy I … Continue reading My first driving lesson after officially being seizure free for two years
I don't remember what else happened on April 8, 2015, I just remember that aura and that seizure. I remember my legs and arms shaking, and wanting to make it stop but not being able to do that. I remember my mother being there, sitting next to me on my bed. Today, Saturday April 8, … Continue reading Two years seizure free!!!
I knew this day was coming but I didn't think it would be now, I thought I had at least one month, and I wasn't sure how I felt about it. Happy, scared or just nervous? But today I got the ok. I was at my 6 month visit to the neurologist and like always … Continue reading Ready to drive?