Epilepsy isn’t biased. It doesn’t care about who you are or where you’re from. It can affect anyone with a brain. 1 in 10 people will have at least one seizure in their lifetime, and 1 in 26 will develop epilepsy. As one of those 1 in 26, I ask for your help to spreadContinue reading “November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month!”
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Monday Reflections: Lingering Monster
A fun-filled night out with friends. A few good smiles and laughs. Some heartbreaking news. Some sorrow-filled tears. Whatever the reason. Whatever the cause. The memories still haunt. The monster still lingers. ——————————————————————————————————————————— I’ve been seizure free for 15 months now. It’s a length of time that I thought I would never see again, butContinue reading “Monday Reflections: Lingering Monster”
To my Game of Temporal Lobe Fam
Epilepsy is much like the weather. It’s unpredictable and always changing. A sunny, 85 degree morning can quickly turn into a 58 degree with scattered thunderstorms afternoon. With epilepsy, you can never predict what will happen next. You prepare for a picnic. Lightning strikes, and you have to watch the latest documentary on Netflix. TheContinue reading “To my Game of Temporal Lobe Fam”
Purple Day is just around the corner!
Tomorrow is March 26, and this means PURPLE DAY is finally here again! Please join me in wearing your favorite shade of purple to support epilepsy awareness. Let’s make it flow purple!!
Let’s Walk to END EPILEPSY!
I’m participating in the Walk to END EPILEPSY, and I want to invite you to support me in helping raise funds for the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas. As a person living with epilepsy, this is a cause that is close to my heart. Epilepsy is the third most common neurological condition, and it affects moreContinue reading “Let’s Walk to END EPILEPSY!”
Seizure free for one year!!!
Memories of the past three years float around in my mind. As I sort through the trying and sunny times, it’s almost impossible to put all my feelings into words. There is heartache for the loved ones I’ve lost along the way. There is fright and frustration for the storms I’ve had to face. There isContinue reading “Seizure free for one year!!!”
It’s been two years since I last saw my neurosurgeon. Two VERY long years. After my last visit, my doctor had me make my follow-up and MRI appointments in two years because everything was going according to plan. I was off my AEDs and had been seizure free for three years. He just wanted to makeContinue reading “Two years…”
International Epilepsy Day
Just in case the title didn’t give it away, today is International Epilepsy Day! What is International Epilepsy Day you might ask? In 2015, the International Bureau for Epilepsy and the International League Against Epilepsy came together to provide a platform for people living with epilepsy to share their stories around the world. Now,Continue reading “International Epilepsy Day”
Mom, I could tell you that you’re the best friend any girl could ever ask for. I could tell you that you’re the kindest person in the entire world. I could tell you that you’re the strongest and loveliest person I know. I could tell you all these things, but I’d only be saying whatContinue reading “Dear Mom,”