Tag Archives: My Epilepsy Story

Hello friends! Welcome to another edition of Fresh Fridays! Today I’m sharing a recipe that will have a healthy & delicious dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes! These Sheet Pan Fajitas come from a fellow Idahoan, Sara Wells, with www.ourbestbites.com. This gal has an awesome website & IG (sara_ourbestbites), & if you […]

Happy Friday friends! It’s Jodi, MES Health & Wellness director here. I’ve been traveling for the past 2 weeks & I am sooo ready to get back to my routine! Today I’m sharing one of my favorite on-the-go snack/lunch recipes from Kendra Benson of www.ourpaleolife.com. You actually may have already seen it, because it’s one […]

We are excited to announce that we will be at UK Healthcare for their annual Epilepsy Education Day!  Please join us and hear our Executive Director/Founder Brandy Parker-McFadden as the keynote speaker. Brandy will be sharing about living with epilepsy and learning how to THRIVE while on this journey of living with epilepsy.  We are […]

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 […]

  Today on our EMPOWERING Women and Girls Living with Epilepsy video series we hear from Dr. Michael Privitera from the Epilepsy Center at the University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio on : “Epilepsy & Stress”   Dr. Michael Privitera is Professor of Neurology and Director of the Epilepsy Center at the […]

How Social Stigma Affects Quality of Healthcare in Latinx Community Introduction Epilepsy is a historically misunderstood disease. While professionals are more knowledgeable, community and general knowledge is highly lacking. Approximately 65 million people in the world have some form of epilepsy, and 1 in 26 will develop epilepsy in their lifetime (Sirven & Shafer, 2014). […]

As I reflect on 2018 the word that comes to mind is Thankful.  I am thankful for wishes… I am thankful for all that we are are accomplishing at My Epilepsy Story (MES).  I am thankful for the amazing women and girls living with epilepsy that I have had the opportunity to meet this year. […]

My husband and I recently adopted a precious little girl, Virginia Mei, from China. Virginia Mei’s adoption was a special needs adoption. We chose Virginia Mei knowing she had hydrocephalus- fluid on the brain. In China, we were informed from caregivers in her orphanage that she had a shunt in her head to help relieve the […]

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 […]

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 […]