Back From the Hospital

Some of you may be wondering what happened since I got out of the hospital, or what the results were and so on. Well, because I didn’t have any seizure activity in the hospital, they didn’t have much to work with. We’re going to wait until January 2014 (that will be 2 whole years seizure free!)  and then they’re going to slowly take me off of my medication and see how I react to that. I’m really hoping that I won’t have any seizures and that I’ll stay seizure-free without the medication.I’ve been on my meds now since the summer of 2009 and they’ve worked really well.  I’ve only had a few break through seizures since starting medication. The last grand mal seizure I had was in December of 2011 (I had 3 in a row) – so I’ve been 18 months seizure free.

I’m also going to be 16 in January so driving came up (because my mum asked about it). Personally, I think driving is a bit scary and I really have no desire to get my license. So we are going to wait until I’m 17 and revisit the topic. In the meantime, I have lots of friends who can drive me around. 😉

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Although there wasn’t any change resulting from my hospital stay (I was hoping the doctor would said I could go off my meds right away), something nice did happen. I had the opportunity to meet with the clinical psychologist who works in neurology at BC Children’s. She was awesome. The doctors were wondering if I was maybe having anxiety issues that were contributing to my headaches and symptoms. Anxiety disorder often goes with epilepsy (for good reason). But after 3 sessions with her, she said I have no signs of clinical anxiety. But she did give some great suggestions for reducing stress. She recommended that I start a yoga practice (which I’ve wanted to do for a while now) and join a mindfulness/meditation group for teens (but I seriously doubt there is one where I live – we are pretty rural).

Anyway, I’m happy to be back home and (believe it or not) back to school!

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