What is Epilepsy

The Epilepsy Foundation defines Epilepsy as a medical condition that produces seizures affecting a variety of mental and physical functions. It’s also called a seizure disorder. When a person has two or more unprovoked seizures, they are considered to have epilepsy.

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My Experience

I learned about this condition in November of 2007, while being treated with ifosfamide chemotherapy to prepare me for a Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant. Then again, while recovering from the stem cell transplant I had in January of 2008, while taking an antibiotic called bactrim.

This experience ultimately led to me being placed on medications to manage my new problem. It was very traumatic for me to hear my neurologist tell me that news.