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Seizure drugs: Where is our jetpack?

I’ve been on anti-seizure drugs for nearly six years. It only took the first two years to try out seven different medications that would ultimately land me on my current recipe of 3,000 mg of Keppra and 200 mg of [...]

July 22, 2014 Surviving
The Collosseum in Rome, Italy.

Traveling with brain cancer and epilepsy

I just returned from a trip to Rome! (Hence the lack of posts.) Yay! It was my first time out of the country, except for a day trip I took to Tijuana when I was seven. But that doesn’t count. And [...]

October 4, 2011 Surviving
Liz celebrating 32nd birthday hearing Hello Kitty t-shirt and holding a balloon

Each moment is bittersweet

It has been almost three years since I experienced the first significant symptom that I had brain cancer. It was one week after my 29th birthday that I lost consciousness at work, suffered a grand mal seizure, convulsed uncontrollably for [...]

July 22, 2011 Surviving

Over-thinking everything

Yesterday evening I was overwhelmed with a significant feeling of déjà vu. According to Wikipedia, déjà vu is the experience of feeling sure that one has already witnessed or experienced a current situation, even though the exact circumstances of the previous encounter are [...]

June 4, 2011 Surviving
Continuing challenges

Continuing challenges

Woah! Now that I’m done with Temodar it seems like my cancer experience is over–but it’s not because I still have cancerous tumor in my brain. WTH! The weird thing (and all you brain tumor peeps know this) is that [...]

April 14, 2011 In Treatment
Laughing in the face of the “worst-case scenario”

Laughing in the face of the “worst-case scenario”

Hey, everyone. I have a new $5 word for you: nystagmus. Now, before you run off to look it up on Wikipedia, give me a chance to tell my story. Over the past six weeks I have been experiencing a [...]

December 28, 2010 In Treatment

Mystery solved

Well, well, well. It turns out that the shaking/tremor sensation I was experiencing was neither tumor or seizure-related. My neurologist and Super Awesome Nurse were able to deduce this because the tremors were in both hands, as opposed to materializing in [...]

July 26, 2010 In Treatment
Social media and brain cancer

Social media and brain cancer

I got a great question from Dan. He wants to start a blog and connect with other brain tumor patients. In case anyone is interested, this is what I wrote back: Dan: Sorry it has taken a while for me [...]

April 14, 2010 In Treatment
meds in the desk

Desk drawer

I keep emergency seizure meds in my desk at work. Who doesn’t? [...]

February 22, 2010 In Treatment
A minor partial seizure

A minor partial seizure

I could tell something was lingering at the borders of my senses. I felt it in my face and my thoughts ricocheted between confusion and absolute clarity. Brett and I were playing Trivial Pursuit and it was my turn to [...]

June 6, 2009 In Treatment
Brothers in disease

Brothers in disease

Brett and I happened to get seats at a River Cats game in a row designated for the disabled. We struck up a conversation with the man sitting next to us who was using a mobility scooter. Brett’s dad has [...]

June 2, 2009 In Treatment