A National Walk for Epilepsy Thank You

This past weekend was the National Walk for Epilepsy in Washington, D.C., and it was a great one! It’s wonderful being surrounded by people who fight for a better tomorrow for those living with epilepsy. Being an epilepsy survivor, this event means so much to me. This eFight is a difficult one, and, at times, it seems impossible to go on.Continue reading “A National Walk for Epilepsy Thank You”

Unite and Wear Purple

For the past couple of months, I’ve been preparing myself for the National Walk for Epilepsy in DC. As I made my daily walk the other day, I realized the amount of progress I’ve made since surgery. Fifteen months ago, brain surgery had left my body weak. It was impossible to make it from my bedroom to the livingContinue reading “Unite and Wear Purple”

Purple Day for Epilepsy 2015

Tomorrow is Purple Day – Epilepsy Awareness Day! People around the world are encouraged to wear purple to raise awareness about epilepsy and support those who live with it daily. I’ll be wearing my very best purple. Will you wear it with me, too? For more information about epilepsy and seizures, here are some helpful links.Continue reading “Purple Day for Epilepsy 2015”

It’s a game of the temporal lobe

My brain had always been training in the form of brain aerobics. It’s neurons spiraling into a frenzy, hardly left any time for rest. Brain aerobics isn’t fun, but choosing to create your own movements is very nice. As epilepsy has come to a close and mine has resumed, there is only one place I’d like to put thatContinue reading “It’s a game of the temporal lobe”

Monday Reflections: Almost Empty

For the past year, my neurologist has been weaning me off of my Keppra. Today marks two-weeks since I last took those oblong, white pills. I look at my pillbox to find it’s almost empty. Little plastic boxes aren’t filled to capacity anymore. It’s hard to believe they’re almost gone because I never thought thisContinue reading “Monday Reflections: Almost Empty”

Fine Lines…

I know there is a fine line between what should and shouldn’t be said. While some may take matters seriously, others can find humor in the most unpleasant of circumstances. After I let go of the denial and anger of my diagnosis, I decided to take a step back and view my condition in a more lighthearted way. IfContinue reading “Fine Lines…”

Monday Reflections: Remembering Christmas

This time last year, it was a little over two weeks since I had left the hospital. My body was weak, and my meds kept me asleep rather than awake. I was too tired to do anything, and when I managed to stay up, it was difficult to concentrate. I can’t recall much of the 2013 holiday season,Continue reading “Monday Reflections: Remembering Christmas”

Epilepsy Defeated

The left and the right brain, they didn’t much agree. I had to tell the doctor. It was time for him to intervene. The journey was not pleasant, but neither was it bad. I found strength in my weakness. I found courage I thought I’d never have. I’m grateful for all I’ve been through, ForContinue reading “Epilepsy Defeated”