Author Archives: katesds

About katesds

I was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy when I was 11 (though I was having what the doctors thought were febrile convulsions up until the age of 5). I'm now 28 and have absence and tonic-clonic seizures, triggered by tiredness. I've been on every AED going but it's still not fully controlled. I'm waiting for the magic cure. Epilepsy affects my life in every way but I try not to let it control me. I am not an epileptic, I am me with epilepsy!

Driverless Cars

Driverless cars: are they a thing of the future? I recently stumbled across an article on the BBC that suggested what the city of 2050 may look like. Amongst the farmscapes, smart buildings and delivery drones were driverless cars. Out … Continue reading

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Sodium Valproate (Epilim)

This post is dedicated to the memories of Daniel and Aimee. I felt it was about time I did a post on sodium valproate (Epilim), as my brain is in two minds about it. Additionally, everyone needs to be aware of its … Continue reading

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GP/Neurologist Discrepancies

Before you start reading this post, please bear in find that I think the vast majority of people who work in the NHS do a fantastic job, often under difficult circumstances. If it wasn’t for them, I certainly wouldn’t be … Continue reading

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Exercise!

I’ve been wanting to get fit for a while now, but the idea of having to actually exercise has filled me with dread. I always hated PE at school. I was one of those kids who was good at the … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

First of all, Happy Easter everyone! I hope you all had an enjoyable and relaxing break, and didn’t eat too much chocolate… Easter was great for me – up until last night… Routine is vitally important. I have to have three regular … Continue reading

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Epilepsy Awareness Day: Purple Day

There is not enough awareness of epilepsy out there – but Tuesday was Epilepsy Awareness Day. To raise awareness of the condition, people were encouraged to wear purple, and the Blackpool Tower was lit up purple in support of the … Continue reading

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Epilepsy and Employment

Many people have asked me questions regarding employment recently, and I have also found this to be a frequently discussed topic on forums.  I believe this is because the government are declaring an increasing number of people eligible for work, … Continue reading

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