Stronger than the storm…six-months seizure free!

After three years, I never thought the monster would awaken. Twenty months ago, what I thought would never happen again did. With the simple passing of time, the tides rose to all-time high, and the storm struck violently once again.

There weren’t any signs. There wasn’t a single indication December 23rd would be any different. I thought the solution had been found, but the tempest came to prove me otherwise. Within a few minutes, I’d lost consciousness. My body convulsed and foam began to spill from my throat. The seizures had returned to leave me broken and weary.

As I faced the monster head on, I knew this time would be different. The struggle would be more trying, but this didn’t mean I wouldn’t be able to overcome it. I had years of experience, and I knew I would come out of it much stronger.

This isn’t to say I never lost myself in the process. When you are faced with uncontrollable pain, combined with an extreme sense of exhaustion, it gets to a point where it becomes difficult to smile. The seizures continued, and nothing seemed to bring them under control. At times, I’d lost all hope.

When hopelessness set in, I looked at my surroundings. In every corner, I was reminded that there wasn’t anything to fret about. I had family and friends who continued to support me. Their love and kindness are a reminder that I could beat this. I wasn’t going to give up because failure was not an option.

As I face today head on, all I can do is smile. I DID IT! I’M SIX MONTHS SEIZURE FREE!!!

Today wouldn’t be possible without everyone who has followed on the sidelines cheering me on. To all of you, I want to say THANK YOU!!! You are the best champions one could ever ask for!

 

 

Published by Vero

About me? I’m never good at these things, but here are the basics. I’m a journalism and film graduate from the University of Texas at Austin. I'm a dedicated digital content nerd with over eight years of experience in digital content management, content writing, copy editing, and project management. Currently, I'm a staff writer for The American Genius, and I manage my personal blog that advocates for epilepsy awareness. I LOVE to bake! I like to challenge myself to learn new decorating and baking techniques. And although I’d love to say I’ve mastered everything and have never burnt a dessert, it simply isn’t true.

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