EP 105 - Misadventures in Motherhood & Epilepsy: Your Brain Tells a Story

 
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ep-105-misadventures-in-motherhood-epilepsy-your-brain-tells-a-storyUpon realizing an epilepsy diagnosis would set the stage for the rest of her life, Alisa Kennedy Jones sat in her doctor's office in shock and disbelief.At age 40, Alisa Kennedy Jones suffered her first epileptic seizure.
While many believe epilepsy is a condition begun in childhood, Jones quickly learned that there are many different types of epilepsy and 40 different types of seizures, depending on the type of epilepsy you have.
Upon realizing this would set the stage for the rest of her life, Jones sat in the doctor's office in shock and disbelief.
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In her book, Gotham Girl Interrupted: My Misadventures in Motherhood, Love, and Epilepsy, Jones chronicles her experiences after her diagnosis.
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Beginning with that first in a series of grand mal seizures, which she likens to "swallowing a bolt of lightning," she says each seizure leaves her with what Zen Buddhists sometimes refer to as a "beginner's mind"--a vast, open expanse of headspace, coupled with a creative euphoria.
This state renders you less encumbered by everything you've already learned, but also challenged by having to relearn some of the more basic aspects of daily life.
As she moved through denial, fright, and grief as she dealt with her disease, Jones came to address her "new life" with comedy.
Listen as Jones joins Dr. Taz to share her story and provide light for those currently suffering with epilepsy or other seizure-afflicted diseases.
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