I was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy the weekend after attending my orientation at The Ohio State University. I started treatment with medication just three weeks before I was due to move from Michigan to Columbus, Ohio to begin my freshman year. Imagine the worry that my mother went through. My seizures actually began when […]

Choosing the right health insurance plan from the exchange Gone are the days of worrying about not having your pre-existing condition covered by your new insurance company. New considerations have arisen from the health insurance exchange created by the Affordable Care Act. For those not covered under an employer group plan choosing a new plan […]

Here at My Epilepsy Story, we do everything we can to make people aware of epilepsy, and how it impacts the daily lives of so many people. Thankfully, Governor Bill Haslam sees things the same way, and granted our request to make November “Epilepsy Awareness Month” for Tennessee. We’d like to formally thank everyone who […]

My epilepsy story is a long and complicated one, with frustrating twists and turns. The journey to my diagnosis was not easy or crystal clear, and I had to fight and advocate for myself and my own health. It begins in the late summer of 2011. I had just arrived to our vacation destination with […]

My epilepsy story started with enjoying the 4th of July weekend out on the lake with family and friends in 2012. It was the perfect weekend filled with boating, fireworks, and celebrating our 4 year anniversary. My now husband Blake and I met in the mountains 4th of July weekend and love to celebrate each […]