Focal seizures

‘Life changed in a heartbeat. I dropped to my knees on the kitchen rug, a horrible sensation ripping through my nerves. My skin felt like it was trying to harness golf balls wildly in my veins.’

“I had never been a ‘sick’ person. I had only gone to the hospital for labor. I didn’t even have a cavity! Now, my kids were crying. My husband was on the phone with 911. I froze. ‘It’s happening again,’ I screamed. My arm moved wildly on its own. Everyone began to scramble.”

‘My boyfriend and I returned from dinner. I got in the shower. All I remember is stepping out, attempting to grab my toothbrush. I don’t know what happened after that.’ Woman with epilepsy explains how she’s ‘cheated death on countless occasions

“My boyfriend heard a loud crash. ‘Dana, are you alright?!’ No response. He rushed in thinking our shower curtain simply fell. It did. But me with it. I began to choke as he rolled me on my side and stuck his fingers in my mouth. My guard was down. I woke up in the back of an ambulance.”

‘She looked like Cinderella, but lives like Sleeping Beauty. We feel guilty for fussing at her, but we had no clue.’: 16-year-old sleeps ‘more than 20 hours a day’ in comas due to severe epilepsy

“People have said she is ‘too pretty’ to be as sick as she is. They simply don’t believe us. This has even happened with doctors because she is dressed nicely and, if she’s well enough for me to prop her up, then I’ll put her makeup on. Her brain misfires more than 80% of her life. She’s been hospitalized hundreds of times, has stopped breathing, her heart has stopped and she’s had to be resuscitated.”

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