Tuesday, November 16, 2010

women with epilepsy

I loved this article in Epilepsy Advocate.  Read it.  It's short and informative and only available in pdf form or I would post it.  Epilepsy Advocate is a free magazine I get every month.  It is what it says.  It validates me.  It makes me say, "Oh my gosh!  That's common!  Wow!"  Apparently, there is even a name for increased seizure activity around your period: catamenial epilepsy.  I don't know why this makes me feel better, but it does.  What doesn't make me feel better:  I will likely start menopause earlier.  Fabulous.  Juuust fabulous.

They're also doing these great webcasts on empowering women with epilepsy.  I'm all about that...epilepsy can make you feel very powerless.   They're interviewing successful women living with epilepsy as well as doctors.  They talk about family a lot, which I appreciate because often, doctors don't really delve into that aspect of it.  It's been great to hear tips about balancing being a wife, being a mother, and being a career woman while trying to manage your epilepsy.  Very encouraging!

1 comment:

Julie and KC said...

Chels

I miss you so much too!!!! Let's pick a time and date to at least talk on the phone! I'm always thinking about you and wondering what you are up to. These crazy girls keep me on my toes! Love, Jul