Epilepsy Talk

Other Voices — Other Lives

February 17, 2018

“There were times I asked myself,
‘Is life really worth living?’
Suicide, now there’s a thought,
But would God be forgiving?”

Epilepsy – A Dirty Little Secret?

January 28, 2013

Why would you say: “I have epilepsy.”

Tell Us Your Story!

July 22, 2011

I’ve got a book cooking in me! And I’m so excited, I couldn’t sleep!

Here’s the premise: What better way to educate peope about epilepsy than by telling OUR own stories? (I’m sure they’re as different as we are!)

They can be in text, poetry, art or photography (if you send me a file), whatever format you wish. (Except music. I wish I could.) But the emphasis is on you…YOUR LIFE…YOUR EPILEPSY…HOW IT AFFECTED YOU…

MEG — Could It CURE Your epilepsy?

February 18, 2011

Regardless of your age or epilepsy syndrome, all patients of all ages deserve the possibility of living seizure-free. And for those with intractable seizures, surgery is often the answer. But it’s a scary and risky proposition.

But, now there’s new hope when all else fails. A powerful new brain scanning tool which could make all the difference between successful and unsuccessful surgery. Even for those whose surgery has failed before.

Called the MEG (Magnetoencephalography), this powerful scanner acts as a real-time brain mapping and imaging device to determine where the epicenters of seizures are in the brain. It can detect changes in brain waves that occur on the order of milliseconds, as opposed to a second or more with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). And for a select few patients, those extra milliseconds can mean the difference between life and death.

    About the author

    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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