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Month: July 2017

Personal Review: July 2017

Personal Review: July 2017

As June came to a close, I felt a strong need to prove my ability by writing plenty of posts for The Epileptic Man. Although it’s mainly been my friends on Facebook, further praise has come, and this was very much appreciated. However, if I’m going to find my way forward with writing, then I’ve got to grab the attention of people I’ve never met before. I remain adamant that epilepsy is my topic of expertise, but as I thought,…

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Epilepsy News: July 2017

Epilepsy News: July 2017

Here’s my overview of this month’s epilepsy-related news from around the world. Ultra-Marathon Cyclist Katie Ford Breaks Cycling Records Back on July 2nd, epileptic ultra-marathon cyclist Katie Ford broke two world records and two British records to gain some attention and help raise awareness of epilepsy. The 31-year-old entered the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome to try to break the 6, 8 and 12-hour indoor track cycling world records in Glasgow’s Emirates Arena. After covering a distance of around 190 miles,…

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How the City Shrugged Off My Much Duller Lifestyle

How the City Shrugged Off My Much Duller Lifestyle

Over the years, I feel like my city has maintained my interests and helped me pass by my period of depression. This post sticks to the topic of epilepsy, although I can’t deny that talking about Manchester is a habit I wish to continue. Growing up in Greater Manchester, I was happy enough in Sale, a decent town sat south of the metropolitan county. I made a lot of friends at Ashton on Mersey high school, and continue to stay social…

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What Is Purple Day?

What Is Purple Day?

Despite labelling this blog as The Epileptic Man, I haven’t even mentioned one important, annual event that began in 2008, and now takes place in many countries around the world. Held on the 26th of March, Purple Day is an international, fundraising affair looking to raise awareness of epilepsy worldwide. First of all, I want to make one clear point for everybody to understand: why are people looking to raise epilepsy awareness? Others may have heard a variety of epilepsy-related…

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AED Side-Effects: Memory Loss – My Condition’s Darkest Devil

AED Side-Effects: Memory Loss – My Condition’s Darkest Devil

Although this story seems fairly adverse and looks at my life from its most depressive times, I really believe it’s leading me to what should be a true success. If you’ve never had to manage too many health problems, I guarantee it’ll also boost your knowledge on how side-effects can affect the lives of anybody. But please remember – memory loss is only the worst side-effect for me, and every other person with epilepsy deals with it differently. One medical…

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