**WARNING This section may be upsetting or disturbing, proceed with caution.** I never thought this would happen to me, to be so despondent that I’d consider taking my life. Those thoughts belong to other people, the homeless, victims of violence, those with mental illnesses. Not me. But anyone could feel this way. Depression, anxiety, stress,… Continue reading Suicidal Thoughts
And, we’re off!
Whew!Now that my blog site has a basic framework, I can begin.I don’t have a guideline or objective on how often I’ll post, but I’m sure it’ll be more than once a month, could be twice, or weekly, possibly daily. It all depends on the day.To manage my anxiety and depressive states, I try to… Continue reading And, we’re off!
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
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
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