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
Now that my new kitchen is almost ready, I have to start getting used to cooking again. As I’ve mentioned before, using the stove or oven was prohibited for me after the accident because of the epilepsy. Also, I don't want to think about what would have happened if I ever left the stove or … Continue reading Cooking in MY kitchen
I have absolutely no idea how this morning I forgot the most important thing I have to do every morning. I would kick myself if I could right now. I didn't realize that I screwed up until 8:00 PM, when I was taking my nightly doze of Keppra and Vimpat, my epilepsy medicine, that I … Continue reading How could I forget?
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