The term “chronic” is used to describe a long-term illness. A chronic illness cannot be prevented by a vaccine, completely cured and can require lifelong treatment and management. It does not go away on its own and often is an additional stress in someone’s life that forces them to change the way they live. Every… Read More What Is A Chronic Illness?
If you have had epilepsy for a while now, you have most likely heard about a medication called Keppra. Most of the stories and personal experiences are negative. But, there are those who take this medicine successfully with no issues. Here are some important things everyone should know about Keppra: The reason it has many… Read More 4 Things You Should Know About Keppra (levetiracetam)
https://biteable.com/watch/embed/what-is-epilepsy-1946820 What is Epilepsy? on Biteable. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder. When activity in the brain is abnormal it can cause seizures. There are many types of seizures. When you have an EEG the electrical activity in your brain is monitored while having a seizure. This will not only help classify which type you… Read More What Is Epilepsy?
Sometimes it’s the little things that can make or break a day. And as a fellow spoonie, I have picked up some little habits that help to improve or prevent an especially bad day. I’ve picked these tricks up over the years and now I tend to do them without a second thought. If you… Read More 5 Hacks That Make Life With Chronic Illness Better
You may have heard this term before, it is a pretty broad topic and Aura could mean everything from “psychic phenomenon” to migraine auras. What a lot of people don’t know, what I didn’t know until my diagnosis, is that auras are a symptom of epilepsy. I have temporal lobe epilepsy so that is my… Read More A Guide to Auras
A spinal tap/lumbar puncture is performed in your lower back, in the lumbar region. During lumbar puncture, a needle is inserted between two lumbar bones (vertebrae) to remove a sample of cerebrospinal fluid. Information gathered from a lumbar puncture can help diagnose: Serious bacterial, fungal and viral infections, including meningitis, encephalitis and syphilis Bleeding around the… Read More Lumbar Puncture
A neuropsychological evaluation is a series of tests that evaluate how a patient is doing in mental and physical aspects of life like: intelligence, executive functions (such as planning, abstraction, conceptualization), attention, memory, language, perception, sensorimotor functions, motivation, mood state and emotion, quality of life, and personality styles – med.unc.edu For me, it was a pretty generalized… Read More Neuropsychological Evaluation: What 3 years of seizures did to my brain
I think we all agree that no one wants to hear “sick people should just date sick people”.… Read More OurPrefections
Here’s his amazing story behind his invention, inspiration and new approach to curing epilepsy… Read More Patrick McFarland | CEO and Founder of Korwave
Some thoughts on death. … Read More Kind of a Sensitive Subject