The Loner

Piercing blue eyes Staring out over the horizon, Mirroring the landscape laid out before him. A lone speck on a hillside, Removed from the pack, Standing strong and proud, Surviving on instinct, Fierce and bold. A young pup orphaned left to live or die. His loyalty only to himself, Untrusting of others, Finding comfort in… Continue reading The Loner

Sea of Beds

Living amongst a sea of beds full of poor souls Lost – lonely – trapped in their own worlds, Places we will never see – Can’t be – Or follow, Their destinations are exclusive – Private Availability just for one. Those of us on the fringe Wonder – Worry – Conjecture, Must use our imaginations… Continue reading Sea of Beds

DIGNITY

Don’t strip away my dignity just because I’m not as I once was That I’m not as you remember me, Or what you want me to be again. My mind and body have changed-not as I would have liked, It has left me with the simple tasks of life to occupy my day. But the… Continue reading DIGNITY

Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures

A whole other kettle of fish. Also known as PNES, psychogenic nonepileptic seizures is a common seizure disorder caused by psychological factors rather than epilepsy. The public has no idea what this is. To be fair, neither did I, until 2017. Trauma of one sort or other manifests itself in a myriad of ways from… Continue reading Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures

My Bibliography

Over the last several years I’ve read a number of books on epilepsy and PNES some more scholarly than others, but all interesting in their similarities and differences. I’ve listed them here for your reference, I hope you find them useful. In Our Own Words by Mary Martiros, M.Ed., and Lorna Myers, Ph.D. Psychogenic Non-Epileptic… Continue reading My Bibliography

Helpful Resources: Websites

The following are my ever growing list of websites I’ve visited in my need to understand and validate my medical conditions. Known as the ‘answer girl’ by old colleagues, I’m like a bulldog at the opposite end of a juicy bone. No matter how long it takes, the urge, and driving need, to learn, and… Continue reading Helpful Resources: Websites

About Me

Born and raised in British Columbia, CanadaResides in Calgary, AlbertaI was officially diagnosed with epilepsy in 2015 at the age of 49, followed by a secondary diagnosis of Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures in 2019.I’m one of the 10-20% that live with both epileptic and non-epileptic seizures. Why this blog?My goal is to share the complexities of… Continue reading About Me

This is long over due! Welcome to my first blog post.

Hello, my name is Linda McClure, but then you already know that otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this. Wow. Okay. First, I’m not very tech savvy, at least not anymore. My brain doesn’t function like it used to. So, I will apologize for the starkness of my blog. It’s not a pretty page, but then… Continue reading This is long over due! Welcome to my first blog post.