Blogging Fundamentals: Day Four – My Audience


The assignment for day 4 publish a post you’d like your ideal audience member to read, and include a new-to-you element in it.  So let’s get started!

My audience

  1. Patients with Epilepsy – I do not pretend to know all the answers.  When I need answers on a topic, I like to ask my fellow patients with epilepsy.  I can find out if they experienced something similar and how they tackled the situation.
  2. Patients who have other chronic illnesses -Although they do not have epilepsy, some patients with other chronic conditions can relate to some of the difficult topics discussed like employment, relationships, etc.
  3. Anybody who wants to learn more about epilepsy.  I like to learn more about the condition through other people’s stories.  Hopefully some of the resources that I have posted will be useful to others.
World Health Organization facts on epilepsy.

World Health Organization facts on epilepsy.

March for Science and a Solar Eclipse


In the past few weeks, my mood has turned on the dark and negative side.  I don’t know if it is the lack of sunshine (no Vitamin D3) or the political climate.  However, I am attempting to break out of my funk.  I am planning on going to a couple of events in the next few months that I am very excited about.

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Blogging Fundamentals: Day One


This blog has been around for awhile.  It is an anonymous blog where I talk about my chronic condition (epilepsy).  Occasionally I share some helpful resources to help educate those who do not have the condition.

However, I have not posted in a long time and my blog could use some revitalizing.  I do want to keep talking about my epilepsy, since I find this to be therapeutic.  Some have suggested that I make it a little more personal by adding my name, etc. I want to give my blog a little more life to it, but am not sure what direction to take.  Any suggestions that you have would be appreciated.

Virtual Coffee Date (January 2017)


It is January 2017, and time for another Virtual Coffee Date.  Go ahead and grab a hot beverage, and I will tell you what has been happening.

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2016 Edition of Christmas & Traveling with Epilepsy


I am making my annual trek to my family for Christmas.  In Christmas, Family, & Traveling with Epilepsy, I talked about the preparations that I would make for my trips.

Last year, I was taken to the ER while visiting my family in another state.  I wonder if there is something I can do to prevent a repeat of that incident.

In the past, I brought along a mp3 player (iPod) to listen to meditation / relaxation music.  It helps keep me relaxed during the flight.  However, my mp3 player died, so I will have to try to find an affordable replacement before the flight.

My neurologist bumped up my meds since the incident.  I will need to double check my Medic Alert information to make sure it is correct.  I already have enough medicine to last until January, so that will not be a problem.

I need to call my health insurance company to find out what sort of coverage I will have when traveling out of state.  I changed my insurance since last year.  If something does happen, I hope they will at least pay for some of the ER bill.

Do you have any recommendations for my trip?  What has worked for you when you last traveled?