Beyond the Epilepsy Stigmas

This post is part of the Epilepsy Stigma Blog Relay which will run from June 1 through June 30. Follow along and add comments to posts that inspire you! Since seizures had a name and epilepsy was a known diagnosis, stigmas were attached. Epilepsy Stigmas are one of the toughest barriers to breakthrough. Society often Read More

Choose Your Epilepsy Words Wisely

“Never say anything that couldn’t stand as the last thing you ever say” –Auschwitz Survivor  I have some serious questions. Questions I don’t think many stop to ask before they get diarrhea of the mouth. Before they start to make jokes about someone’s illness, before pure ignorance starts to flow from their lips. Ready? 1. Read More

By the Grace of God…

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed-Proverbs 11:25 I have never been this “spiritual” person. If thats what you would like to call it. I’ve always questioned God, especially when it came to my epilepsy. “Why me?” just like most people when something bad happens. I spoke in my previous blog Read More

Side Effects: I Could Do Without Them!

When my seizures decided to make a come back in March 2013, after being oh so quiet for 17 years, I knew it would come with a lot attached. When my neurologist gave me the prescription for Keppra, the first thing he said was “this medication will cause extreme drowsiness and intense mood swings.” Oh Read More