The Compass Summer 2022 - Page 2

“ Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway was right down the road from my home , had everything I needed in one place , and had a great reputation . It was almost like divine intervention .... I am truly in a better state than I have ever been in my life .”
— Cordie McGhee
2 ways to work around those epilepsy , affecting the part issues . Still , it can be really of the brain that processes dangerous not to have the memories , interprets seizures under control .” surroundings , and governs
After completing many emotional responses . her master ’ s degree at
“ I finally had medication Pepperdine University , Cordie regimen that would stop the accepted a job in the Bay area seizures , but the side effects of California . There , she finally were almost as bad as the got answers about her specific disease itself ,” Cordie says . “ I type of epilepsy — temporal was still so tired mentally and lobe epilepsy ( TLE ). TLE is the had headaches every morning . most common type of focal I was not getting through the
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Institute provides surgeons and other comprehensive care specialists surrounding the for patients with patient with everything complex neurological the patient needs to conditions . Experts in manage his or her nine sub-specialties offer disease ,” says Rob Watson , multidisciplinary care using MD , chief medical officer advanced technologies for Baylor Scott & White for minimally invasive Health Austin / Round Rock procedures to improve a and Hill Country Regions . patient ’ s quality of life . “ The NeuroHealth Institute
“ We know that a is the same model for multidisciplinary approach people with spine and can improve patient neurological concerns . It ’ s outcomes , and we ’ ve multifaceted , coordinated seen this , for example , and highly collaborative .” with cancer care — where
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day on a normal productivity level and my career was suffering . I couldn ’ t seem to connect the dots in my memory , which was really scary because it was almost like I had dementia . People would ask , ‘ do you remember that time we did this or that ,’ and I always had to say , ‘ no , not at all .’”
In 2020 , Cordie moved to the Austin area and began searching for a new care team . “ My other conditions were under control , but epilepsy was still my biggest hurdle ,” she says . “ I was researching doctors in the area and saw that Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Lakeway was right down the road from my home , had everything I needed in one place , and had a great reputation . It was almost like divine intervention .”
At Baylor Scott & White , doctors ordered new brain scans and blood tests to reevaluate Cordie ’ s condition . “ Managing a chronic illness is really a balancing act . You have to continually adjust based on what ’ s happening in your body ,” Cordie says . “ It had been almost a decade since my last scans and my body had changed , so they took the initiative to re-do everything .”
Cordie ’ s doctors worked with her to find the right balance for her medications
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