Allegedly, a driver with Epilepsy in the Seattle area has been charged with vehicular homicide after slamming his vehicle at 70-mph into the rear of a vehicle at a traffic light, killing the man inside. No one will confirm if the driver was having a seizure at the time, but he DOES have a history of various traffic accidents.
For many with Epilepsy and seizures, depression and the association with Epilepsy is top of mind, but it can be an embarrassing and many times debilitating illness.
Paulette George is a wife, mother and author. She penned the book, Good Morning Beautiful, about her daughter Christina’s journey with Epilepsy and Autism. Suffering more than 100 seizures each day, Paulette and her husband eventually discovered the Ketogenic Diet and they began implementing the diet for Christina. Brainthunders spoke to her.
Regarding the aolhealth.com post last week, I heard from SO many readers, both new and old…and your compliments were very encouraging, not to mention, welcome! I also received lots of advice, questions and words of encouragement. It’s why I’m doing what I’m doing with this blog!
I was contacted a couple of weeks ago by a writer for aolhealth.com. As I always say…any and all times we have the opportunity to talk about Epilepsy, it’s a good thing!
Why don’t more people ‘Talk about It’? In other words, why is it so difficult to speak freely and honestly about Epilepsy and seizures?
Epilepsy advocates come in many different varieties. They can be those of us who live with Epilepsy, family members or good friends of those with Epilepsy, doctors and others in the medical field who deal each day with Epilepsy…or simply people who understand this complex world, and care.
When I began writing about living with Epilepsy, I decided I wanted to tell both my story and the stories of others, those who live with the disease and those who are connected to those who live with it.
I discovered something I’ve been saving for nearly 8 years. It’s a wire chest full of get-well cards and notes that people sent me in early 2003 when I got sick and received my diagnosis of encephalitis and meningitis. There are literally hundreds of cards, emails, photos, notes.
This is an open question for all of you with college-aged kids, or kids who are approaching college-age. What are your options? Have you consulted with your neurologist(s) regarding this question? Do you know of any universities or small private colleges with programs?