Jennifer Sherry’s Story
I started having seizures when I was 15.
I got sick and thought it was the flu because a bunch of my friends were sick. One night, I got up confused. Hearing my mom, I went to the stairs and had a grand-Mal seizure. I had temp of 104. I was diagnosed with viral encephalitis which is inflammation of the brain.
They put me in an induced comma. I was in Boston for 3 weeks.
I graduated from HS with C’s. I went to Salem State for a semester got some Ds and went to Marian Court 97 with B’s.
I worked for 11 years but left and am now on disability. Seizure have gotten worse over the years, with stress induced seizures at work. I can’t have surgery because my seizures are on both sides of brain. I have taken many meds, I start a new one this week just needs to be approved. My seizures are now black-out seizure which are no good. I do not remember them.
I volunteer at an assisted living, but when I need time, I take it. Right now, I am in PT for an old back injury. I am now 39 and I have a VNS device, and am on the newest meds.