Friday, April 27, 2012

Been a while...

Good news, no seizures in a long time.  I have been really careful about getting enough sleep and taking my meds on time and consistently.  I changed up the background on the site, the green plants were really hurting my eyes!  I hope everyone visiting gets some use out of my extensive archives describing my adventures with seizures.  Feel free to send me questions.
Cheers!

8 comments:

Unknown said...

The red hurts my eyes :) Really glad you are doing well!

copperpaws said...

Glad to run into your blog - I am just starting mine - will add more info later this evening. Look forward to getting to know someone who has been through the VNS and is open enough to discuss what's going on. Thanks, because I was feeling a tad solo.

Julie Hagarty said...

Hi, My name Is Julianna and i am a 10th grader in high school. For health class we were assigned a project and i picked a topic about seizures affecting learning abilities. Do you have any information that could be helpful? thank you!

Scott Geyer said...

Hi Julie,
I would be happy to answer any questions you have with regards to how epilepsy can effect learning. As a general note, whenever I have a Gran Mal / Generalized seizure, I tend to forget a significant portion of that day and sometimes parts of the previous days. When I say forget, I mean, the day is nearly entirely erased from memory. Let me know what specific questions you may have.
Thanks,
Scott

Julie Hagarty said...

thank you, that helps a lot! have you ever been really tired or have trouble sleeping after you seize, or notice more stress or trouble concentrating?

Scott Geyer said...

After having a generalized Tonic-Clonic seizures (the type where you fall down, shake, & breathing stops), I am left extremely exhausted and am unable to do much of anything except sleep for many hours.
In the case of petite mal / simple partial seizures (the type where you may loose focus for a moment, but do not go unconscious) I would have a difficult time concentrating and be noticeably stressed by the situation. In cases where I have suffered from these type of seizures, I might have many per day, perhaps as many as 10-100. Although they are frequently short and non debilitating, they do seriously affect one's concentration.
As far as sleep goes, seizures have happened to me during sleep. But more frequently, it is the lack of sleep that brings on the seizures.

Julie Hagarty said...

This helps so much! I appreciate you responding so fast! if i have any more questions i will be sure to comment again, but thank you for your time!! this helped a lot knowing personal experiences from another person besides myself. thank you!

Talmage Dangerfield said...

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