The Contradiction: Invisible

She made a great point- the one people with inconspicuous Epilepsy often do. It was a picture I posted on my Instagram of me in San Francisco outside the City of Lights bookstore (amazing, by the way, highly recommend), all dressed up. The trip with my husband was two-fold; I went to UCSF for more Epilepsy testing and then the rest of the weekend saved for a fun-filled early birthday. As you can see, I’m smiling, relaxed and happy… I was, truly...

When Dreams Bridge Into Reality: OC Care+Cure

The goal is to establish care for all seeking answers for his/her Epilepsy and begin to provide more hope for the families fighting this disease together. With less than 15 epilepsy specific neurosurgeons nation-wide, with only 2 using specific cutting-edge robotic devices on the West coast, we are starting here...

Epilepsy Options? Surgery, Technology, Oh My!

Twenty years ago, I didn't take the chance to be my own advocate, but now I have the chance to understand what's out there... and not be afraid of it...

Jagged Lines: Experiencing an Aura

I don’t think you can ever adequately describe an aura to someone who’s never had a seizure… It comes out of nowhere- soft, floaty, like my body’s lifting, as though weightless. And yet, I can feel just enough to know that I’m tingling...

My (Unsuccessful) List of Regrets :)

People write a lot of lists when it comes to sharing their life’s struggles and I’ve always wanted to do one myself. I wanted to write about the things I regret because of Epilepsy… and I could genuinely only come up with two. TWO! (Well, maybe three if you count that time I had a grand mal during sex...