Rock Challenge

Rock Challenge This March and specifically for the day March 26th (Purple day – International Epilepsy awareness day) there will be lots of rocks painted by Team Jo Epilepsy Foundation hidden around Herne Bay, Kent.  If you find one, take a photo…. post online either on Facebook, instagram or Twitter-…

Ketogenic diet & Pancakes

Epilepsy Ketogenic diet recipes for pancake day With pancake day just around the corner pancakes should traditionally be on the menu. Whether for breakfast, lunch, dinner. Sweet or savoury they are a treat enjoyed by many. However, for those who are currently on the Ketogenic Diet, such foods may prove issues…

Facing the stigmas of Epilepsy

Living & facing the stigmas of Epilepsy Facing Epilepsy stigmas head on is the best way to rise above the misinformation hovering around the condition, that I and many others have. It is like a dark stormy cloud above us. Beastly myths have been around for centuries about what epilepsy is and…

Depression & Epilepsy

Depression & Epilepsy Any medical condition is difficult, some individuals deal with their condition better than others, but the struggle is generally still there. Many people find it hard to accept a diagnosis of epilepsy.  It can be hard on themselves, family and friends. Social life takes a back seat for…

Guess the name of the bunny with Warwick Lodge Dental

Guess the name of the bunny with Warwick Lodge Dental Warwick Lodge Dental and Implant Centre have a giant bunny patient in the waiting room this Easter season. The patients who go down to Warwick Lodge are sure to have a big surprise as they find themselves sharing the waiting…

STOP & SMELL THE ROSES

Throughout our childhood, there is a strong focus on being the best at everything. mostley this comes from our parents and peers who although they only mean to encourage, they create this thing where a person feels they need to be the best in sports – being picked first and…

The Culsana Anti-Suffocation Pillow

Review of the Culsana Easy Breathe Pillow     The difficulties with having epilepsy is that if the seizures are not controlled, they can happen anytime and anywhere. This includes in sleep for many individuals, which brings with it a whole new set of problems such as suffocation from pillows…

Tonight I Went to A Group

Tonight I went to a group Not the anything like a “epilepsy group” or a “writing group” but a musical type of group. I was nervous but excited but when I got there I had a amazing time. I knew however that I had this secret, this beast of a…

Lord Mayors Award

The Lord Mayors Award I was shocked when I received a letter many months ago with the Lord Mayors crest on the envelope. When reading the letter I was taken aback that I have been nominated for the Lord Mayor’s award, and even more astonished that I was one of…

“Seizures are not my friend”

“Seizures are not my friend.” Sure there’s “getting used to” seizures after I’ve had the condition for so long, but there really is no getting buddy-buddy with them. I’m sure everyone with epilepsy can agree to that. It’s NOT fun. It’s unsettling. It’s uncomfortable. I wonder when the next one…