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Seizure Alert Babes

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, so I thought I’d repost this.

Seizure Alert Dogs are quite the rage now among the epileptic set. You get the whole aura thing happening and Fido (Phydeaux on the Westside) picks up on it and barks or whatever he does and you’re saved.  2,463 more words


What IS a Seizure, Anyway?

First of all, let me say that I am NOT a medical doctor.  My mother and grandmother both were, so I was raised to sound like one unintentionally sometimes, but I assure you – I am not.  1,175 more words


Celebrating the 'Normal' Day

Apparently, it’s common to have a majority of seizures at night for some people.  I appear to be one of those people.  Not that I don’t have whoppers during the daytime, but I often awaken my wife with a nasty grand mal or worse, a cluster of seizures. 566 more words


How it Gets Better

I don’t want to lie to anyone.  Yes, I fell in love with my wife at first sight (which I did NOT believe in before), but I firmly believe that there is someone out there for everyone, whether it be a partner, a lover, a family or a community.  231 more words


How the Lightning Began

Tomorrow is my son’s birthday.

Or rather, it should have been.

Almost 15 years ago, I was not so happily married to a man who became physically abusive within a few days of our beautiful wedding.  835 more words


Falling down the rabbit hole...

Who remembers their first time?  For most people saying that question they would be referring to something else.  When you have epilepsy it is a whole different story.  345 more words


E is for Epilepsy: Good News, Less Good News, and Adjustments

A few weeks ago, we saw Jake’s neurologist for test results from his latest EEG.  Because I didn’t post about the EEG and since Jake is super cute, I’ll walk you through the EEG first. 1,158 more words

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