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    6 Ugly Sides of Epilepsy Most People Don’t Like Talking About

    It’s no secret that having a chronic illness sucks. There are sides to having epilepsy that are ugly or not well studied, and many people don’t know about them at all. Yes, there are still myths – and I’m not talking about things like placing an object in the mouth of someone having a seizure. Having lived with epilepsy for over a decade and going through years of tests, I’ve noticed a few things I’d like to share with you. The meds can suck I am an epilepsy survivor. For over a decade, I’ve taken different medications and different dosages,…

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    Breaking the Ice on Intimacy and Epilepsy

    Yep, I’m going there. That awkward, not-often talked about subject coupled with epilepsy. When epilepsy and seizures decide to kill the mood for intimacy in a relationship. Sometimes we might feel self-conscious of our bodies, our emotions, or a deep…

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    The Road Doesn’t End Here

    One of the most difficult challenges since my diagnosis with epilepsy is finding reliable means of transportation. Sure. I have my husband and members of family who extend their willingness to help me get to and from where I want…

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    Secondary Epilepsy

    “Because I love you, because I care for you, because I know what you endure… you will never endure alone.” – Chris Kairos December 11, 2008, what seemed like a normal day, while at work, I received a call that…

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    How to Beat the Heat Living with Epilepsy

    “‘Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about.” – John Mayer What do you think of when you hear the word “summer”? Vacation, flip-flops, the beach, napping all afternoon in the hammock, fresh squeezed…

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    What NOT To Do When Living With Epilepsy

    Living with epilepsy, I often reflect on new and different ways to embrace the reality of my condition. Over the course of a decade, I’ve pursued and pocketed different suggestions for what to do, whether it be a new medication…

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    Grace, Gratitude & Acceptance

    “If you give up, you’ll have an attitude of resignation, of defeat that will affect—and infect—the rest of your life. Acceptance is empowering because it’s a choice you’ve made. Even if the outcome isn’t what you hoped for, you’re saying,…

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    Life With Epilepsy In Public

    “Do you know where you are?” “Can you tell me who the President is?”   These are examples of questions I have been asked when I find myself uncomfortably lying on the floor in a public area. My brain is…

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    How To Love Yourself Despite Epilepsy

    When epilepsy enters into your life, it can take a massive shot at your self-esteem. You’re not able to do certain things you once could do, you’ve got to rely on others for help, the medications that you take have…

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    Epilepsy & That Time Of The Month

    Yep. I’m going there. That awkward, not-often talked about subject coupled with epilepsy. First thing’s first. That time of the month sucks. An unwelcome guest that barges in and makes itself home every month, with us ladies. Sometimes we feel…