Karen on brain surgery for epilepsy: My life was going well, epilepsy didn’t stop me doing anything and I thought why take the chance?
A while back I started a new job as therapist. Having completed graduate school, I was so happy to be working in my field. Despite my excitement, my new job brought challenges. One of those challenges included management of my seizures. I developed new triggers and had to rework my daily routine … Read More
Recently, someone asked me to talk to a small group. I wanted to choose a story that is inspiring, something that would relate to these young adults, and something that would stick with them as they started a new journey. I couldn’t help but wonder: is epilepsy my only story? Is this how people identify me…as the girl with epilepsy who ended up doing well in life, despite doctors telling me I may not?
Over 20 years ago, I told my neurologist that before menstruation, my number of seizures increased. I had never been told (or read) my monthly cycle could be a trigger, but my gut feeling said it was. My doctor assured me that menstruation was not a trigger and the increase in my … Read More
There are so many people who have helped me in my epilepsy journey. Whether they’re friends, family, or organizations, I am beyond thankful for those who have spent time with me on this crazy ride. I want to volunteer with others just like I was helped, but there are so many ways … Read More