Epilepsy Talk

Epilepsy Studies: True or False?

July 20, 2019
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There’s a “Golden Rule” which says: “He who has the most gold makes the rules.”

And who might that be? And what are the methods used?

Some are simply amazing. (Or at least I thought so.)

But they all follow the “Golden Rule.”


7/15-7/20 — Time Out

July 15, 2019
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It’s time for a little vacation from cyberspace to refresh…recharge…renew.

I’ll be back July 20th, so if I’m tardy with a response, forgive me.


The perfect fortune…

July 13, 2019
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I got these words of wisdom in a fortune cookie last night, after a delicious dinner.

The cookie was pretty good, but the fortune was even better…


Epilepsy at the Movies — Don’t Believe What You See or Hear!

July 10, 2019
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I bet you won’t be surprised to hear that epilepsy is most often depicted in sci-fi and horror films.

Just think of “The Andromeda Strain”, “Crazed”, “Deadwood”, “The Exorcist”, “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”, “Frankenstein”, “The Garden State”, “Lighthouse” and “The Terminal Man” to name a few.

DEMONIC = EPILEPTIC!


Popular TV Dramas Portray First Aid For Seizures Inaccurately…

July 7, 2019
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This enlightening (and scary) article came from “Medical News Today”…

“Research from Canada shows that almost half of the time, doctors and nurses on popular TV medical dramas respond inappropriately to seizures, suggesting that watching TV is not the best way to learn what to do if you are present when someone has a seizure.


Truth is Stranger than Fiction

July 4, 2019
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I call epilepsy a “stealth disease”, because it’s difficult to imagine how so few people know about a “silent” condition that affects so many.

For example, few people know:


A Neurologist Talks About His Own Epilepsy…

June 29, 2019
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In this eye-opening article from the New York Times, a neurologist talks about his own journey with epilepsy: his perceptions, other people’s reactions (not good) and how he decided to become a neurologist.

A wonderful account of the doctor as patient and “must” reading for anyone who has epilepsy…


Anti-Epilepsy Medication Side-Effects

June 25, 2019
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They’re necessary but not necessarily nice.

And every med has its own side-effects.

Just as different people experience different difficulties.

But here‘s the low-down on the possible side-effects.

I hope you don’t have to suffer any of them. (Or as few as possible.)


Epilepsy Glossary — 100+ Terms Defined

June 22, 2019
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Even if you do have epilepsy, it doesn’t necessarily mean you know all the lingo. (I didn’t!) So here are some definitions of medical terms related to epilepsy…


What’s been your greatest success?

June 16, 2019
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For me, it’s living.

There was a time when I truly wanted to die.

Life was so out of control and I was so desperate, I saw death as the only way out.

Death was my siren song…whispering to me every day.


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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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