Author Archives: Brandy

My name is Mary, and I have intractable epilepsy. I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 14, and my seizures are complex partial with secondary generalization. My seizures have never been controlled, so I’ve had many surgeries in an attempt to identify the focal point and resect it. Within the last five years, I […]

During this holiday season there is a day called #GivingTuesday where everyone joins TOGETHER and gives back to nonprofit organizations.  This year on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 is #GivingTuesday. Please join with us on #GivingTuesday and donate to Women and Girls Living with Epilepsy.  My Epilepsy Story (MES) is “Bridging the Gap” by Advocating, Researching […]

Depression and Epilepsy You may not know but depression and epilepsy can go hand in hand, so it is prudent to be aware of any potential triggers, such as loss of sunlight.  As the days grow shorter it is important to be on guard against onset of seasonal symptoms.  Here are a few things I’ve […]

We are launching a new video series to EMPOWER Women and Girls Living with Epilepsy.  Today we hear from Dr. Richmond Akatue from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee on: Does every women living with epilepsy need a primary care doctor?      Dr. Richmond Akatue is an Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Akatue serves […]

We are launching a new video series to EMPOWER Women and Girls Living with Epilepsy.  Today we hear from Dr. Gregory Mathews from Silver Springs, Maryland on: How to Find a Doctor & Coordinating Your Care    Dr. Mathews is a neurologist in Silver Spring, Maryland and he owns a practice specializing in the diagnosis […]

We are launching new videos this month for patients and the medical community.  We wanted to share with you one of our videos that will be used for educating physicians as well as the medical community as a whole.  My Epilepsy Story (MES) believes that we need to educate the patient as well the medical […]

Women living with epilepsy CONGRATULATIONS most of us have been successful…. we have sent the message to our daughters that you keep secrets. We have taught them that it is okay to live in silence and shame. We have shown them by our actions that we do not tell others that we live with epilepsy […]

The captain’s voice breaks through my efforts of ignoring my talkative seat mate, who is practically sitting in my lap. “Due to a severe thunderstorm and circling the airport for an hour waiting for a safe break to land, we are running low on fuel. We will divert to Greensboro, NC to refuel. Those with connecting […]

Today Dr. Chetan R. Mukundan will answer a few questions from parents about finding a pediatrician to care for your daughter and her epilepsy.  We want you to remember that we are working together as a team with the Pediatric Neurologist to care for your daughter.  We are also teaching your daughter to learn about […]

Why ME???  I know it just isn’t fair!  You were just like all the other girls just last week… Then it happened… You had a seizure and now your life is completely different.  Your parents are always checking on you and won’t give you any space. You don’t want anyone to know you have epilepsy.  You […]