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Welcome to my new journey in life, living with and learning about epilepsy.

This wild ride began at 3:00a.m. on 18 June 2011 when I experienced what I thought to be my first nocturnal generalized tonic-clonic seizure.

 

More than 180,000 people are diagnosed with epilepsy every year.  One in twenty-six Americans

will be diagnosed with Epilepsy in their lifetime.  Epilepsy affects nearly 3 million Americans and

50 million people worldwide.  Seven out of ten epilepsy patients never find a clear cause for their

epilepsy.

Does that shock you?  It did me.

 

 

So join me as I learn and discover more about this new journey in my life living with epilepsy.  I’m sure it will be a wild ride!

 

Oh, why the blog name My Excited Brain?

 

Well, I like to deal with adversities in my life using humor.  Seizures are caused by neurons firing rapidly in my brain making my brain sort of… over excited.  I jokingly said to my husband  following my third seizure, “my brain’s just so excited!” (grin)  That became the inspiration for this new blog.