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Description - If Walls Could Talk by Ann Marie Gillie

Getting a second opinion changed my life forever! Seizures - Sex - Life - Depression -Love - Survivor I put together a book about my life with Epilepsy and seizures shortly after having neuro surgery in Dec 2002. The surgery I had was called Left Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy; it was an 8 hour procedure that I underwent at the U of A Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The original story I had typed up on my computer was very simple, seemed almost to basic, so I sat down a couple years later and decided to revamp my story, but not to make it a sad feel sorry for me book, but one that would give people hope and motivation and that is what I am hoping to achieve from this, If Walls Could Talk. My life with seizures started when I was 2 years old and continued into my 30's, even though I have been 110% seizure free since the surgery, I have never really let go of my "life" with seizures. I have had the privilege of speaking at Epilepsy forums, been on television twice and have taken on different volunteer roles in the Epilepsy field, all of this since my surgery. Being able to speak to others about my experience has lead me to avenues I would never have thought would be possible. Even having one person come up to me to say, "thanks for your story" would mean the world to me. This book covers everything from my childhood with seizures, my surgery, different medications I was on, the depression that I fell into after my surgery, myths about Epilepsy and one of the more interesting topics, so I have been told, is the one on Sex and Seizures. My whole goal with this book is to let others know that they are not alone, that there is hope and there are other people out there in the world that know where you are coming from. There is a section in the book that has several of the comments from my online epilepsy support group, I love getting positive and up lifting emails and those are the ones I chose to share with you. This whole book only came about for me because one day I decided to go get a second opinion, to see if maybe there was another option for me and as you can see from where I stand today, that decision I made changed my life forever. I just hope that others who are living with Epilepsy or have friends and family that are know that they aren't alone. Ann Marie Gillie

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781432750879
ISBN-10: 1432750879
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 6mm)
Pages: 92
Imprint: Outskirts Press
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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