Epilepsy Talk

Epilepsy — a dirty little secret?

August 15, 2022
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To be included — or excluded?

To be accepted — or rejected?

To be understood — or misunderstood?


Anger and Epilepsy: WHY ME?

July 25, 2022
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Suddenly, you’re feeling edgy. Lashing out at loved ones for no reason at all. It’s not anybody’s fault. It’s that old familiar enemy. Epilepsy. Again.


Hospital Bill Relief…

October 12, 2021
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One of the best-kept secrets in the healthcare industry is that there are financial and charitable aid programs available to lighten the staggering financial and emotional burden caused by medical expenses.

Believe it or not, that financial aid department can become your best friend. They have the power to make your bills more manageable…consolidate them…discount them…and work out a payment plan at reduced cost.

But first, you have to ask…


Anger and Epilepsy: WHY ME?

June 27, 2021
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Suddenly, you’re feeling edgy. Lashing out at loved ones for no reason at all. It’s not anybody’s fault. It’s that old familiar enemy. Epilepsy. Again.

Why me? Why now? It’s not fair.


Dating Disasters and Epilepsy

February 5, 2021
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When I was a teen I fell down, walked into walls, bumped into virtually everything in my path, and almost drowned in the shower.

So, you can imagine what a disaster dating was.

Of course, in my infinite wisdom, I would never tell my dates that I had epilepsy. 

My parents wouldn’t even utter the word, so rather than become a pariah, I kept my mouth shut.

Bad idea…


What is YOUR story?

August 7, 2020
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When did you find out that you had epilepsy?

How?

What did you do after being diagnosed? 

How do you cope with it now?


The Hill-Burton Act: The Government’s Best-Kept Secret

September 15, 2019
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Years ago, two men with the last names of Hill and Burton created a bill which assists people with medical expenses, unable to pay them.

It’s only for people of limited financial means. 

However, if you Google “Hill-Burton Act” or go to https://www.hrsa.gov/get-health-care/affordable/hill-burton/facilities.html you’ll find a gold mine of information about who qualifies, which facilities are obligated to provide free or reduced-cost health care and how to apply.


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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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