Focal seizures

‘I dropped to my knees, a horrible sensation ripping through me. ‘My whole arm just went numb.’ Life changed in a heartbeat.’: Woman diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis II urges ‘surviving means finding hope on the bad days’

“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.”

‘I got in the shower. ‘Dana, are you alright?’ My boyfriend heard a loud crash. He rolled me on my side, stuck his fingers in my mouth.’: Woman with epilepsy explains how she has ‘cheated death’ countless times

“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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