Call it a side effect of living with Epilepsy, or call it a behavioral disorder. I admit, I begin to lose it if we don’t have a 6 month supply of toilet paper in the house.
It’s Friday…time for some updates and new information!
Much of America has watched with keen interest as the Healthcare Reform Bill was voted on in the House, but perhaps those of us with Epilepsy…and those who are caregivers to someone living with Epilepsy, have an even greater interest.
This is a big week in the Epilepsy World…at least for those who would like to show support for the changes that could come with greater funds for research. Wear Purple on Friday, March 26th to show your support for more Epilepsy research.
How can you help those who will be diagnosed with Epilepsy just this year? Statistics show 200,000 people will be diagnosed in 2010. Those of us who live with the disease each day know what we are dealing with…but how about those ‘newbies’ to this life?
Those of us who live with Epilepsy, or those who care for someone living with Epilepsy view parenthood in a unique way.
Switching doctors…or even getting a second opinion shouldn’t be something you fear. It’s a necessary part of your care.
Meet Alfie, the seizure alert dog…for those of us with Epilepsy, it’s a reminder that animals can do so much more for us than just provide ordinary companionship.
If you’re like me, when it comes to your illness–in this case Epilepsy, if it’s time to try something new, whether it’s an anti-seizure medication, a test, a new doctor, treatment center or alternative therapy, the research floodgates are opened. My computer becomes my best friend.
“Pick a passion.” That was the advice of a great neurologist I began seeing in Baltimore at Johns Hopkins several years ago. After looking over my medical records and my overall situation, he told me that it was likely my cognitive skills would suffer, my memory would be damaged and everything I had learned about [...]