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What's wrong with having a brain wave?

Under a nom de plume, I have written a number of blogs for fun over the years. There is a certain liberation with anonymity: you can be honest about feelings, people and experiences without the emotional baggage and lawsuits for deformation of character. 642 more words


My name is Angela... and I am a strong and beautiful woman who happens to have Epilepsy

If you are reading this, you probably either know me and are following my journey or you are researching and connecting with others who may share your story or the story of a loved one.   672 more words


Growing Up Different: How Epilepsy Impacted My Childhood

“For centuries, Epilepsy was the exact expectation of someone being possessed by the Devil. There was no better explanation, and it allows you to admit the existence of the Devil.

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Featured Writer Les Wicks: Four Poems

Emily Takes Off

The surgeons wanted to cut them out
but she had other ideas, albeit
half-formed like those lumps on her shoulder blades.

Scans were inconclusive… 983 more words

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FDA OKs Smart Watch for Epilepsy Patients

Embrace device detects grand mal, tonic-clonic seizures

The FDA cleared marketing for Embrace, a smart watch that helps epilepsy patients and caregivers monitor seizures.

The prescription-only device is the world’s first smart watch to be cleared by the FDA for neurology use, developer Empatica stated in a… 220 more words


On October 9th, 2016 I had my first seizure. To begin with I was putting on a brave face for quite some time. I was unsure what was going to happen to me, my wife, our house and the cars. 580 more words


Epilepsy Awareness Month! Do you know what to do?

It’s Epilepsy awareness month, and for those of you not familiar with it, I’d like to share some useful information coming from someone who has it. 371 more words