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The Unwelcome Presence of Epilepsy

The Unwelcome Presence of Epilepsy

I started to hear a repetitive banging noise coming from the living room, and I yelled out, “Stop the banging!” When it did not stop, I marched out to the living room. “I said to stop the banging! What are you doing?!” I yelled again, […]

5 Questions for a Parent of a Child with a Rare Seizure Disorder

5 Questions for a Parent of a Child with a Rare Seizure Disorder

Sometimes Life in the Different Lane pushes you further than you ever thought you could go. I’m honored to interview my friend Elizabeth Aquino, author of the memoir Hope for a Sea Change and A Moon, Worn As If It Had Been a Shell, her […]

The Aura

The Aura

I was going to write a hopeful post, an “it-will-be-okay” post, about how even though Nigel had a seizure last week, and I discovered him postictal, face down in a huge pile of Lego, bleeding from several cuts on his forehead, nose, and neck, he […]

Things That Go Thud in the Night

Things That Go Thud in the Night

They happen at night. Sometimes it’s a resounding thud, the unmistakable sound of a body hitting the floor. Other times, a series of repetitive thumps, as rigid limbs strike the wall or pieces of furniture. My blood runs cold. I never understood that figure of […]