In medical questionnaires, there is never a “maybe”. There is only a “yes” or a “no”. Those yellow carbon papers, I’ve filled time and time again, always included that one haunting “yes”.
I didn’t experience dizziness, change in speech, tremors, numbness, loss of strength, etc. My “yes” existed because of my epileptic seizures.
I strongly dislike checking this little box every time I come in for an appointment. I don’t need another reminder of something that has robbed me of my life. I mean, isn’t filling out this form once ever enough?
Yes, I know it isn’t. Things change over the course of time, and not all change is bad. So with a smile on my face, I can finally say this good change has happened to me.
For the first time in forever, the black ink falls on the box labeled “no”.
This “no” would not have been possible without the love and support I’ve received from all of my family, friends and doctors. I am so lucky to have them in my life, and I take my hat off to them.
In general, on a regular basis, are you experiencing any of the following life symptoms?
Love – YES
Friendship – YES
Support – YES
Craziness – NO?
I don’t think I’m driving anyone crazy, but if I am, I do have a valid excuse. I had epilepsy surgery and, as a result, now have a hole in my head. Pardon me, if I’m a little bit awkward and weird. :p