Category Archives: Real Life Epilepsy Stories

I became interested in epilepsy very soon after I started my Neurology residency. The intricacies of the disease, the ability to make a meaningful difference in terms of treatment and quality of life, and the wonderful patients that I get to see that have been diagnosed with this chronic condition have made me want to work […]

Taking care of others has always been strong personality traits instilled in me by watching my mother do the same for her family.  Transferring that quality to becoming a doctor and providing care for others is due to the nurturing of my father.  My journey into medicine started young and I cannot imagine any other […]

My name is Tiffany.  I’ve lived with epilepsy for over 10 years, having survived a seizure-car crash.  I’d been married for only four months at this time.  After diagnosis, I had to stop working, my husband and I lost our home, and had to begin our lives all over again.  Inspired by this tragedy, we […]

With November being “National Epilepsy Awareness Month” I thought now would be an appropriate time to put something out there about the invisible disability that I have lived with for about 10 years. Until earlier this year when Disney’s young adult actor, Cameron Boyce, passed away in his sleep from a seizure, epilepsy hasn’t gotten […]

My story with epilepsy began right after my daughter turned two years old.  She suddenly started turning blue, staring, and became lethargic. Over six months of testing, the episodes went from once every two weeks to 9 per day.  Leighanne’s seizures presented as several other serious health problems, so it wasn’t until a scheduled inpatient […]

When I was in 8th grade I had my first seizure. After not being able to see and then losing all motor skills, my feet were shaking and I was internally yelling at myself to stop this nonsense and not cause a scene. I then woke up on the floor surrounded by my mom and paramedics. I […]

I was 18-months-old when I had my first seizure.  It was during a very high fever, so considered a febrile seizure, but it was a seizure nonetheless.  My father was a doctor who had been a front line medic in World World II, but, the story goes, he completely lost his cool when I had […]