Looking back today I would have never thought I would have achieved so many of my goals. I was diagnosed with Epilepsy at the age of two. The first few incidents my parents didn’t realize what was happening to me. A few minutes after I hurt myself I would have a seizure. Not knowing at two years old what the feeling was I was experiencing, I would go to my Mommy or Daddy after I got hurt. They would pick me up under my arms and I would immediately have a seizure in their arms. My Mom used to get hysterical while my Dad would remain calm, keep me calm and wipe my face with a wet cloth. They took me to Dr Kelby (our local Neurologist) who did brain scans, ECG’s and blood tests. They then started givingDownload pdf
Epinews is a biannual newsletter compiled by people with epilepsy, for people with epilepsy and offers a platform to share their experience.
This Edition of Epinews is more focused on the Youth and how they have lived with this condition.
Epilepsy impacts on all of us in different ways, as we are different, with different lifestyles, metabolisms, types of epilepsy, etc. Whatever our situation, we need to work with what we have, understand how our respective condition are triggered and learn how best we can manage this condition better.Download pdf
With the change of guard of the IBE board and other
committees at the General Assembly in September, now is also a good time to introduce a new look to the newsletter. It’s daunting to face a 20-page blank canvas, casting around for inspiration and then finally deciding on a new cover design, font face and layout style that one hopes will be liked by the readers. So, here it is unveiled - I hope you like it! While just two months have passed since the 32nd International Epilepsy Congress in Barcelona, it’s been a very busy time and you can read what we’ve been up to in this issue of the magazine.