Before the pandemic came and ruined a lot of things, I looked forward to spring, winter, and summer breaks so I could spend time with my nieces. Creating small themed parties for them and taking them to a movie, exhibit, or event was always fun. Sadly, I didn’t get to do all the cool thingsContinue reading “Monday Reflections: Epilepsy and Family”
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Purple Day 2021 is coming!
Purple Day is just around the corner, and I can’t wait to see everyone dressed in their favorite shade of purple. On March 26, I encourage you to wear purple to promote epilepsy awareness worldwide. By educating others, we can help remove the stigma surrounding epilepsy and work toward overcoming the challenges living with epilepsyContinue reading “Purple Day 2021 is coming!”
2021 Dallas Walk to END Epilepsy!
The Virtual Dallas Walk to END Epilepsy is coming, and I’m inviting you to join me! My team, Game of Temporal Lobe, is helping raise epilepsy awareness by walking virtually and fundraising for the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas. The Epilepsy Foundation of Texas fights to help overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy. They provide medicalContinue reading “2021 Dallas Walk to END Epilepsy!”
Happy Brain-aversary! I’m three years seizure free!
Over four years ago, my dear friend, Epilepsy, decided to repay me a visit. For years, I struggled to get rid of her. She was everywhere I went. She was a parasite living deep within my temporal lobe who didn’t want to leave. Medicine after medicine couldn’t get her to go away so my doctorContinue reading “Happy Brain-aversary! I’m three years seizure free!”
Monday Reflections: A tough cold week
If you’re from Texas or have heard the news, you’ll know last week’s winter storm shut down the Lone Star state. Millions of people were left without electricity. Many Texans attempted to stay warm by bundling under layers of blankets, huddling close to fireplaces, living inside their car, or finding shelter in warming centers. ToContinue reading “Monday Reflections: A tough cold week”
International Epilepsy Day 2021
The second Monday in February is International Epilepsy Day. More than 130 countries are coming together to spread epilepsy awareness. I encourage you to join this global effort by promoting awareness and sharing why epilepsy is more than just seizures. To kick it off, here is mine! Epilepsy is more than just worrying when theContinue reading “International Epilepsy Day 2021”
Monday Reflections: Taking a leap of faith
Stress. It’s a six-letter word that can cause a great deal of damage. For most of last year, it was something that encompassed my life. I was stretched thin at work. I felt exhausted, but somehow I couldn’t sleep. The lack of rest gave me headaches and made me feel dizzy all the time. IContinue reading “Monday Reflections: Taking a leap of faith”
Neurosurgery Graduation Day!!!
I awoke this morning a lot earlier than I usually do. Despite my bed inviting me back to sleep, I had to fight the urge to close my eyes. The time for my two-year MRI scan and neurosurgery check-up was here, and I needed to make my way to the hospital. I’m not particularly fondContinue reading “Neurosurgery Graduation Day!!!”
Monday Reflections: Hidden Turmoil
She’s amiable and pleasant, a vibrant smile always on her face.She’s friendly in conversation, just laughs and jokes around.She’s all around cheerful, and she’s so undeniably happy. All signs show no indication of sadness or anger.From the outside, everything seems more than okay.But, what’s on the surface is a perfectly curated facade. She smiles widely,Continue reading “Monday Reflections: Hidden Turmoil”
Hawaii…I miss you.
I miss the warm morning rays. I miss the cool winter breeze. I miss the glorious views. About you, I miss everything. Will I see you again? Only time will tell. But, until then, I’ll hold onto your dreamy memory.