“SEIZE”URE THE DAY!

Roxanne Davenport
Nov 9, 2015 · 4 min read

What’s Your Story

This is an interview on Google+ telling my story about epilepsy.

NOT EXPECTED

I was lucky in high school. My epilepsy was under control. I got my license when was 16. I drove while I went through college. Signed up first for nursing while I was in High School, but I didn’t really want to have to stick anyone with a needle. […]

PURPLE

November is here. I don’t just celebrate Thanksgiving in November. I celebrate everyone that recognizes November as EPILEPSY AWARENESS!! Purple is our color. Our purpose is to spread the word so that people will understand the need for funding to find a cure for EPILEPSY. There are more […]

A Mother’s Story

A beautiful baby boy was born. His name was Avery. Changing diapers, nighttime feedings,and “ma ma” “da da”. Then come the “terrible twos”. Not the regular “terrible twos”. I would call them the the “blessed twos”. On January 9, 2005, while at day care. Avery started to having […]

AM I REALLY OLD?

Having two daughters with almost ten years difference in age, it’s odd that the oldest has seen things that are now out of date. I was fortunate enough to see an eight track player when I was little (HahA) because my parents kept theirs. Some of my […]

SOMETHING PEOPLE NEVER THINK ABOUT

As most of you know I don’t mind telling anyone that I have epilepsy. Some people already understand epilepsy because they have a family member that has it or they knew someone. I still mention that there are many different kinds of epilepsy. I try to keep up […]

ANCIENT TREATMENT FOR EPILEPSY

Back in the old days, not when George Washington cut down the cherry tree or when Galileo said that the earth was not the center of the universe. People would offer sacrifices or perform religious acts while a priest watching thinking this would help the person with epilepsy. […]

ABSENCE SEIZURES

What is an absence seizure? An absence seizure causes a short period of “blanking out” or staring into space. Like other kinds of seizures, they are caused by abnormal activity in a person’s brain. You may also hear people call absence seizures petit mal (“PUH-tee mahl”) seizures, although […]

EPILEPSY AND AUTISM

I always say, “I read more journals than novels.” I read a wonderful article this morning that I had to write about. “Autism — Treatments and therapies. Where should you begin?”, by Stella Waterhouse. http://www.autismdailynewscast.com/autism-treatments-therapies-begin/30300/stellawaterhouse/ Autism Awareness not often mentions that epilepsy occurs in 30% of people with […]

3D or not to 3D, that is the question

I was skeptical when I read that one of the epilepsy medicines I take is being made now by a 3D printer. That’s ridiculous! After knowing personally the difference between brand name medication and generic medication. How can medicine be produced by a printer? I needed more information. […]

MISUNDERSTOOD

Having scar tissue in the left temporal lobe is difficult some days. Especially when it effects your vocabulary. I can think on the brighter side and say that it doesn’t effect my speech. Holding conversations is still possible. I just have to take the long way to get […]


Originally published at seizeuretheday.com.

Roxanne Davenport

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I started having complex petit mal seizures when I was Twenty-one. I found out then due to a fever when I was a baby. Caused Mesial Temporal Sclerosis.