Over four years ago, my dear friend, Epilepsy, decided to repay me a visit.
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 the … Continue reading International Epilepsy Day 2021
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. I … Continue reading Monday Reflections: Taking a leap of faith
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 fond … Continue reading Neurosurgery Graduation Day!!!
Over the years, I've let this blog sort of wither. If I'm not in full gear, the engine is usually turned off. And, it really is time for a tune up! Although I could blame work, responsibilities, and, at times, poor health as reasons why, I simply can't. Life does have a way of changing … Continue reading 2021 Blog Goals
Photo by Christophe Dion on Unsplash On a screen filled with pink and purple hues, white lines resembling brain waves merged to form the profile view of a person. A sweet and lively melody accompanied the image, and I waited patiently in excitement for the 2020 Epilepsy Pipeline Community Day to begin this past Saturday morning. Jon … Continue reading News from the pipeline: 2020 Epilepsy Community Day
Photo by Amin Hasani on Unsplash The stigma and fear surrounding seizure disorders makes talking about epilepsy difficult. Telling someone about a very private part of your life that you might not quite fully understand yourself is nerve-racking. You can never know how a person might react and worry that you’ll be seen and treated … Continue reading Dialogue is the best medicine so let’s talk about it!
Since we've all been confined to the inside of our homes, it might seem a little harder to learn more about and advocate for the things we are passionate about. But in this virtual world we've all adapted to, anything is possible! As a big advocate for The Epilepsy Foundation, I'm excited that their 2020 Epilepsy … Continue reading Ending Epilepsy Starts With Us!
I’m alone. I'm in company with myself. My thoughts, my consciousness are my only companions. Between these four walls, I’m isolated from the life I used to live. I’m removed from what was and what will never be. In this place, change is nowhere to be found. Everyday is the same, constant. Each Cloned Day … Continue reading Monday Reflections: Epilepsy Visualized
It's been two years since we had our last fight. Although it wasn't one of the most violent ones, it also wasn't the least. The fear you swept right through me that night I'll never forget. Panic. Terror. Dread. Those are the things I remember the most. You were very determined to ruin the tranquility I'd … Continue reading Dear Epilepsy…