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Relax, I’ve Got Your Head

Last week I went to the hairdresser. This outing with my husband is always a diversion for me since I am rarely able to leave the house. 957 more words


Hero of Your Own Story

Ten years ago today I was suffering from terrible pain. I thought I had developed intractable migraines, which I probably had, but with a twist: seizures. 1,472 more words


Jamais Vu

Not long ago, I was talking to a physician in the hospital about my temporal lobe epilepsy. He would not admit it, but he did not know much about TLE because he kept trying to convince me that I did not have epilepsy. 1,003 more words

Living With Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Temporal Lobe Epilepsy and Emotion Control

‘Let it go’ and ‘relax’ are words I hear often. My brothers tell me to tuck my crazy back in, and those who are friends who have seen me go from zero to ten call me ‘Dexter’ because, well… it’s self explanatory. 965 more words


Happiness and Cheer (or is that Fear?)

This year’s holiday was great for me. I saw my entire family through a week’s time.

There are no words to express how much I love my family and how seeing them is far more important than any destination vacation or expensive gift. 534 more words

Living With Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Why I Wrote The Book

I really hate to write. I am sure that sounds strange coming from a person who has a blog and who wrote a book.

I approach a blank page with many of the same feelings of students facing essay questions. 693 more words

Living With Temporal Lobe Epilepsy


I have been reading old things today. Things I wrote describing the ravages of my illness, my crushing loneliness and my pain. Other things too, written by my daughter when she was going through what was the worst period in her life. 370 more words

Living With Temporal Lobe Epilepsy