Diane was stricken with epilepsy when she was 38 yrs. old, then mistakenly diagnosed and incorrectly treated by four neurologists over a three year period. The fifth neurologist recognized her condition and sent her to an epileptologist who admitted her for testing. The tests uncovered the correct diagnosis within two days which resulted in an aggressive attempt to control up to 15 seizures daily. The ultimate treatment involved three brain surgeries accompanied by medication. Diane said, "Having epilepsy was bad enough but lacking information made it worse." So she learned as much as possible as she gathered information from medical professionals including epileptologists, neurology interns, professors, epilepsy care unit nurses, the Epilepsy Foundation, and other epilepsy patients. Diane became an advocate in 2002, initiating annual community events, guest speaking on radio shows and local seminars, as well as developed social networking sites on Facebook and Twitter. Diane became a significant influence in the epilepsy community both locally and worldwide.
Epilepsy Information: A Patient Friendly Resource for Seizures (Second Edition)by Diane M. Keeler
The intention of this book is to connect you to the world of epilepsy in a non intimidating manner whether you were recently diagnosed or have dealt with it your entire life. It provides a wealth of information. The medical section is explained in an easy to understand format. You'll be able to understand terminology, be prepared for tests, treatments, and so much more. With the full package of information, It'll be easier to communicate with medical professionals.
The Personal Issues section includes true stories at the end of every chapter, many of which you'll likely understand due to your personal experience. You'll feel understood and recognize you are NOT alone.
The authors' aim is to provide all the necessary basics in one place, this book. If you want the entire package, this book's for you.
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