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Maggie Mendus
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Tremors with Depakote

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maggie Mendus Mar 16, 2011. 2 Replies

I have been on Depakote since it came out in the 70s, and my neurologist recently told me that the tremor of my left hand are probably from long-term use of it. Does anyone else have this? It's not…Continue

Would you like to take a look at my book?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maggie Mendus Apr 2, 2011. 2 Replies

Hi, everyone. I just found this wonderful site, and am glad to be connected with people who know what it's like to have epilepsy. I've had it for 54 years.I have just published a book of 52 of my…Continue

 

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Mary Lou Connolly left a comment for Maggie Mendus
"Hi Maggie-----just saw you message. I guess I'm not great about this checking the site thing. Re the Martketplace, my contact was Lisa Boylan @ EFA. Good luck....and I will definitely read your posts. Take care,  Mary Lou"
Jul 25, 2011
Maggie Mendus replied to Dow Hammond's discussion Epilepsy survey...you can help!
"1. Have you ever assisted someone who is in seizure? 2. Are you in a position of authority (teacher, school administrator, police, firefighter, emergency personnel, lifeguard, store manager...)? If so, have you held seizure first aid in-services…"
Jun 5, 2011
Maggie Mendus commented on Eileen S Poindexter's blog post Products????
"Now, this is an interesting question. I have been experiencing some imbalance lately, and I completely don't trust myself in the shower. I broke my leg a year ago, and still have trouble going DOWN stairs. I have had two falls, one a week ago…"
Jun 4, 2011
Maggie Mendus commented on bryan farley's blog post If I Only Had A
"Bryan, I like your idea of rewriting your epilepsy story. There is much we tell ourselves that may not be true or helpful. We can begin thinking of ourselves in new, much more positive, ways, and therefore perhaps break a hold that E has on us. Yes,…"
May 26, 2011
Maggie Mendus commented on bryan farley's blog post here is my real site... so many to keep straight
"Hi, Bryan. Yes, I am a writer, and would like to know more about participating. I've just published a book of 52 poems about the 54 years I've lived with epilepsy. If interested, it's available online through Amazon, Barnes and Noble,…"
May 26, 2011
Maggie Mendus replied to Phylis Feiner Johnson's discussion Very cool new epilepsy poetry book
"Thank you so much, Liz. I hope there will be something in my book that gives you an AHA moment. I really wanted to reach out to other people like me, people with epilepsy, going through similar struggles. Writing is the way I process my…"
May 22, 2011
Maggie Mendus replied to Phylis Feiner Johnson's discussion Very cool new epilepsy poetry book
"Thank you for going out to get it, Jenn. I hope you will find something in it that speaks to you. The reason you couldn't find it at Borders is that it's only available online, either at iUniverse (publisher), or through Amazon, Barnes and…"
May 22, 2011
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May 20, 2011
Maggie Mendus replied to Maggie Mendus's discussion Would you like to take a look at my book?
"Hi Josh, Thank you so much for your interest in my book. You won't find it on the shelves at Barnes and Noble, but you can order it from bn.com online. Please let me know if you're successful. I'm so pleased that you want to get…"
Apr 2, 2011
joshua garcia replied to Maggie Mendus's discussion Would you like to take a look at my book?
"Hello Maggie,   My name is Josh, Thanks for posting this. I will be going to Barnes and Noble to get your book."
Mar 26, 2011
Maggie Mendus commented on Jessica W's group Living Well With Epilepsy
"I hope all turns out well, and that you are in less pain rather than more. I fell down two steps last Feb., and broke my leg. I know what you're feeling. God bless you."
Mar 17, 2011
Maggie Mendus replied to Maggie Mendus's discussion Tremors with Depakote
"Thanks, Carl. It's not to that point yet, although I notice it most when I am lifting a glass to my mouth or even carrying a glass of something. I then feel very shaky and unsure. The Depakote is getting the job done for me, along with…"
Mar 16, 2011
Carl B Ross replied to Maggie Mendus's discussion Tremors with Depakote
"I have to wonder if it's permanent. I remember having a slight tremor especially when doing things that required delicate or precise detail. Along with a constant fog and fatigue, those things all subsided when I came off the depakote for a new…"
Mar 16, 2011
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Are you interested in reading my book?

I would like to tell you all about my newly-published book, BROKEN CONSCIOUSNESS: Reflections of an Epileptic. It is a collection of 52 of my poems about living with this unpredictable and strange disorder, which I have been doing for 54 years. In my book I have expressed the fears and frustrations of epilepsy as well as my thanks for days which have not been marked by seizure. If you would like to take a look at it or even bring it into your library, you may see or order it at the Amazon,…See More
Mar 16, 2011
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Mar 16, 2011
Maggie Mendus commented on Rachel Buretta's blog post Questions??
"Hi, Rachel. I agree with BreAnn that it's different for everyone. In my case I become very unaware of my surroundings and cannot make good judgments (for example, I cannot judge that I shouldn't drive). I might repeat myself incessantly or…"
Mar 16, 2011

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Are you interested in reading my book?

Posted on March 16, 2011 at 3:39pm 0 Comments

I would like to tell you all about my newly-published book, BROKEN CONSCIOUSNESS: Reflections of an Epileptic. It is a collection of 52 of my poems about living with this unpredictable and strange disorder, which I have been doing for 54 years. In my book I have expressed the fears and frustrations of epilepsy as well as my thanks for days which have not been marked by seizure.

 

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At 11:07pm on July 25, 2011, Mary Lou Connolly said…
Hi Maggie-----just saw you message. I guess I'm not great about this checking the site thing. Re the Martketplace, my contact was Lisa Boylan @ EFA. Good luck....and I will definitely read your posts. Take care,  Mary Lou
At 8:22pm on May 22, 2011, Jennifer said…
Hi!  Wrong Jenn.  Though it's ok... Now I know the title of your book, and I may want to read it someday.  Have a great day!
At 12:48pm on March 16, 2011, Alexander Lodi said…

Greetings Maggie!

Welcome to the site. I am sure you will find our site warm and friendly. Feel free to browse my blog if you wish and ask me any questions you may have. I'm more than happy to help.

Alexander

http://epilepsymentor.weebly.com

At 12:46pm on March 16, 2011, Jessica W said…

Hi Maggie!

Welcome to the group! It really is a great place to be. In the short time I've been here I've found it to be a wonderful support. Feel free to message me anytime!

I also wanted to invited you to join my group, Living Well With Epilepsy, a place to laugh, smile and share the joys in life.  Come join in the conversation!
 http://epilepsyfoundation.ning.com/group/livingwellwithepilepsy
 
 
 

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