Peyton’s Story

Site created on December 31, 2017

The short, over-simplified version:

I had a bunch of seizures, almost went into a coma but didn't, had a brain biopsy, got rid of a brain infection, but there are still some lesions left behind. 

Then I was diagnosed with epilepsy. 

Now I take drugs every morning and night and get MRIs every couple months to make sure the lesions don't grow.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Peyton Cabaniss

Hello! I spent today at Mayo for my scans and follow-ups. My scan was stable which is boring but boring is good. The MRI still shows that I indeed did have a part of my brain resected and points out the stable mild scattered flair hyper intensity in the left frontal, parental, and temporary lobes with minimal patchy associated enhancement. It sounds much less concerning if you say it in JVN's voice.* I'll keep tapering off prednisone 2.5 mg at a time for the next two months until I'm down to 0 mg. Then I'll stay on the azathioprine and obviously the seizure meds for the foreseeable future. I don't have to go back to Mayo until January and I get to have an MRI in Texas in November. We love MRIs !! in !! Texas !! As Eric the over-middle-aged MR tech said too many times at 6 in the morning, "we be stylin'". 

*who is JVN? Jonathan van Ness of Queer Eye and the Getting Curious podcast. #ad?
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