Seizures used to rule Cheryl Castle’s life, striking up to 42 times in three hours and leaving the once-active mother of three essentially housebound.
But a new device recently implanted in her skull has reduced the frequency and severity of her seizures by half, she and her University of Kentucky doctors say. Some physicians call it the first major advance in treatment in more than a decade for the most severely afflicted epilepsy patients.
“I’m much better,” said Cheryl, 41, of Lowmansville, the first Kentuckian to get the device. “I’m starting to cook again. I’m able to sit and write. I would love to find a job.”