Despite a lifelong challenge managing epilepsy, Laura Beretsky has led a good life with friends, rewarding work, and a life-partner. After having a grand mal seizure at work, she was devastated by the subsequent job insecurity—her superiors sidelined her. When her first child was born three years later, she worried that loss of awareness during seizures jeopardized his safety. Laura opted for brain surgery despite terrifying possible life-threatening complications.
Seizing Control offers candid descriptions of rattling physical experiences of smaller and grand mal seizures and patient self-advocacy required to get the best possible medical care.