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
Reflecting on my life with epilepsy, I remember the medications and how they made me feel, the hospital stays, and the many, many doctor appointments. This Mother’s Day, it’s time for a special thanks to my mom who was there through it all. Looking back on the early days When I … 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?
In 2006 I was diagnosed with Epilepsy. At the time I was confused; we all were. I have written quite a bit about my general experience but basically, I grew to adapt to my seizures and new lifestyle and I just got on with my life. I was nearly 11 and I … Read More
What is your dream? Do you long to be a teacher, a lawyer, an astronaut? Are you inspired by creating things, helping people, or science? We all have goals and dreams we want to achieve. Sometimes, having seizures makes it seem like those dreams won’t come true. If you need some inspiration, … Read More