What Happened to Winnipeg’s Epilepsy Monitoring Unit – One Year Later and the Only Person to Benefit was Premier Stefanson

On May 10th, 2021, Manitoba’s Health and Seniors Care Minister pledged $4 million for a “state-of-the-art,” four bed “Enhanced Adult Epilepsy Monitoring Unit” at the Health Science Centre in Winnipeg. That was one year ago. Heather Stefanson said, “The expansion of the adult epilepsy monitoring unit at HSC Winnipeg is a pivotal step toward reducingContinue reading “What Happened to Winnipeg’s Epilepsy Monitoring Unit – One Year Later and the Only Person to Benefit was Premier Stefanson”

When 30 Years Seems Like Yesterday – The Chronicles and Confessions of a Brain Tumour Survivor

“Sept 16, 1991, Monday Dear Diary The nerologist, Mr. Young, told me that I have a brain tumor. It’s the size of a nickle. They’re sending me for more tests this week … I’m kind of still in shock. I never expected this. I expected epilepsy or, may be nothing. Jenn took it hard. IContinue reading “When 30 Years Seems Like Yesterday – The Chronicles and Confessions of a Brain Tumour Survivor”

My Last Real Doughnut: The Celiac Realization

In 2010, I had my last real doughnut. It was an éclair from the Arborg Bakery when my friends and I were in town for a college project. I told them, “Before we leave, we have to stop at the bakery!” While my friends cooed in doughnut heaven, I drove back to Red River College,Continue reading “My Last Real Doughnut: The Celiac Realization”

When a Hysterectomy Closes the Baby Door, You Cope with Humour

On May 6th, 2021, I found out non-essential and elective surgeries were postponed for the month of May because of the rising number of COVID-19 in Manitoba. These postponed surgeries include hysterectomies. This post contains the real word for “Mother Nature’s Bill” and “Crimson Tide.” Plus the real names of body parts rather than “hoo-ha.”  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~“So,Continue reading “When a Hysterectomy Closes the Baby Door, You Cope with Humour”

It’s Time to Rename “Fad Diets” as “Treatments” – You’re Not on the Real Keto Diet

Meet the keto diet. However, in the epilepsy community, it’s known as the ketogenic diet and it can be traced back to the 1920s and 1930s. But, hey, someone said they lost 120 lbs on keto. So, toot, toot! All aboard the temporary weight loss train! The ketogenic diet is not a diet. It’s aContinue reading “It’s Time to Rename “Fad Diets” as “Treatments” – You’re Not on the Real Keto Diet”