Lessons in the (Epilepsy) Force
If you don’t know already, Star Wars is one of my favorite things. So, this is a new series of posts on how I apply the Force, the Jedi, androids, etc. in my epilepsy journey.
Texas summers are no joke, but you’d think I’d be used to it by now. After all, this Texas girl has lived here for all of her life. Yet, as triple-digit days remain in the books, I can’t help but sigh. I can’t wait for fall to get here! Dear Texas Summer, A howdy fromContinue reading “Texas summers are the worst!”
I’m unconscious and unable to hear your call. My body is slowly starting to stiffen, and I begin to fall. The muscles are tightly contracted and wildly twitching and jerking out of control. Should you restrain me to stop my movements to prevent me from getting hurt, or do you just let the seizure takeContinue reading “If I were to have a seizure, would you know what to do?”
Impossible to see, the future is. – Yoda Twelve years ago, I was headed to University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin, Texas to check-in for my first ever EMU (Epilepsy Monitoring Unit) stay. For the next few days, doctors would use video-electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring technology to monitor my brain activity. The end goal — evaluateContinue reading “Star Wars (Epilepsy) Lesson #1”
What is epilepsy, and what are seizures?
I just got diagnosed with epilepsy, what should I do?
Epilepsy is more than just seizures, and there is a lot of information to learn about this neurological disorder. When I first started my epilepsy journey, it was a very confusing and frustrating time. There were a lot of things I didn’t know or understand.
After some research, I learned there are many resources available to help you find the information and help you need. To get you started, here are links to places that helped me at the beginning and some I found along the way.
This blog is dedicated to supporting every person living with epilepsy. It is about spreading epilepsy awareness, and chronicling my journey with epilepsy.