In my blog post “Counting My Absence Seizures,” I talked about my inability to count my absence seizures. I want to be as independent as possible. Once I saved up some money, I wanted to buy the technology to actually start trying this.
I need some advice on the technology part. I have a digital camera that can record videos (max length of video is 25 min) to a memory card. I was hoping to save money and use my current digital camera, but buy a memory card that can store larger videos. Is this possible or is this project going to be more complicated than I thought? If I ask someone at a store, I feel that they will try to get me to spend as much money as possible.
My idea is to occasionally record myself for a length of time doing normal activities at about the same time of the day (such as: 7pm). I could then look at the videos to count my absence seizures. I also want to keep the videos just in case they would be needed at a later time.
The following video, created by Health Guru, describes partial seizures and the difference between simple partial and complex partial seizures. Many people are familiar with tonic-clonic (formerly known as grand mal) seizures, but are not as familiar with these types of seizures. Being able to recognize the type of seizure will help you figure out how best to help.
Not knowing what to do if someone else is having a tonic-clonic seizure can be scary. Knowledge is power! These videos were not created by myself, but are courtesy of the epilepsy therapy project. They help illustrate what to do if you see someone having a tonic-clonic seizure. They also help illustrate what you should do immediately after the seizure.
Disclaimer: This video does show someone actually having a tonic-clonic seizure.
Epilepsy has been in the news a lot lately, and it can be tough to understand. There is conflicting information about it on the internet. The presence of a seizure doesn’t necessarily mean you have epilepsy! Get the facts here.
I stumbled across this video while trying to find an inspirational video for motivating my students. I find that it is extremely inspirational. Click on the video and learn Will Smith’s wisdom on life and how to excel.