According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in 10 people has had a seizure .
Movies portray and normalize sometimes very dangerous "first aid" methodologies, such as pushing a towel into someone's mouth so they won't bite their tongue off.
This can cause very dire consequences, like suffocation.
Your focus when someone is having a seizure should be, "How can I keep him safe?" as opposed to, "How can I stop this seizure?"
As we ascend further into realm of Digitalization and Tech, there is one aspect quickly becoming outdated in many industries: Working Strictly Onsite. With increasing number of companies embracing flexible work arrangements including flexible hours and remote work, companies are redefining what it means to be an “full-benefits employee.”
With my diagnosis of harboring “ticking time bombs” in my brain at the age of 22, technically, little had changed. And yet, somehow, everything had changed. I was diagnosed with a vascular disorder in my brain a month after my 22nd birthday.
So I read a lot. And it sounds expensive, because books are really expensive in the US, but in truth, I barely spent any money last year on books. There are so many ways to obtain books for free (or almost free) LEGALLY, and I’m here to spill the beans, having compiled over 2 dozen ways to read for free (or almost free)!
Three weeks ago, I took my first dose of Methtrexate (MTX), a chemotherapy agent, and an immuno-suppresant drug, after months of persistent, debilitating chronic pain. It had begun in my foot early spring, and by the time I started the drug, the pain had spread to my shoulder, elbow, multiple fingers, hips, and even to my jaw.
Living in the chaos that is New York City, breathing the cold, dry winter air, and tumbling around on the subway in rush hour with millions of others, it is often jarring to come to a sudden stop, look around, and realize where I am.
What am I doing? Where am I going in such a rush?
Executive Function Disorder. This post is about this elusive disorder, which could make doing work, getting organized, and being motivated very difficult, and my experience over the past few years in learning to accommodate to it. So what exactly IS Executive Function Disorder? It’s actually exactly what it sounds like: “Dysfunction in your Executive Functioning."