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Things I Wish I Knew Before My Diagnosis

2015-0802 Before My Epilepsy Diagnosis

The idea for this post came from an article written by Tiffany Kairos and appeared on The Epilepsy Journey.

  1. When you are first diagnosed with epilepsy, you must be your own advocate
  2. Participate in online and/or in-person support groups
  3. Learn about epilepsy medication, herbal treatments, therapies, and treatments
  4. Teach your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors about epilepsy
  5. To make it through the stormy days, you must be a fighter
  6. Good nutrition plays a very important role in battling epilepsy
  7. Read the nutrition labels on all food, you might be surprised
  8. Sleep, nutrition, and exercise are essential
  9. Track your sleep, exercise, meditation, nutrition, medication, treatments, stress, work, and all other factors that might trigger seizures
  10. Never stop believing in yourself


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Thanks to Tiffany Kairos who wrote an article that inspired this post; The Epilepsy Journey for committing its resources to published the article; Google for helping me find the article; and all the other people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible for me to include the picture and text in this post.

Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.