Monday, June 25, 2007

41 Days - No seizures!

I've now made it 41 days since the last seizure. I'm pretty psyched about it. Now, if I could make it another 41 years...

Friday, June 08, 2007

Kick it up a notch!

I got my VNS turned up earlier this week. The current has been changed from .75 mAmps to 1.0 mAmps. The rest of the settings have remained unchanged (the are listed on the sidebar) I have definitely noticed a difference in the amount of interference it has on my speech. Due to the placement of the lead, the VNS activates the muscles in my neck as well. Although this does not hurt, it is somewhat bothersome as it causes a number of muscles on the right side of my neck to flex during the activation. Interestingly enough, the muscle activation does not occur with every activation of the VNS. A the moment, it is only happening perhaps 15 times a day.

Also, today marks 4 weeks without any seizures! Whoo hoo!