Being the youngest has it’s advantages, but it definitely has it’s disadvantages, too. This is something I wrote a decade ago, but fitting for National Sibling’s Day. Although my siblings gave me more headaches than I could count growing up, I wouldn’t change them for anything in the world. They’ve always been there for me throughContinue reading “Monday Reflections: The Battle of the Youngest”
It happened again. The silent stare and painful convulsions. My morning started with a simple cup of joe, but ended with a trip to the ER. Epilepsy, my dear old friend, sure missed me these past three years and came back to end my one month seizure free streak. In a weird way, I’m not disappointed thatContinue reading “Monday Reflections: Epilepsy has nothing on my growing epilepsy fam!”
My life has been split in two. There is the BS period, and I’m not talking about bull s**t. BS is the “Before Surgery” period, and AS is the “After Surgery” period. BS didn’t begin as a child, but rather at the moment I was diagnosed with epilepsy. During this time, I came to accept whatContinue reading “Monday Reflections: Before and After”
For the past year, my neurologist has been weaning me off of my Keppra. Today marks two-weeks since I last took those oblong, white pills. I look at my pillbox to find it’s almost empty. Little plastic boxes aren’t filled to capacity anymore. It’s hard to believe they’re almost gone because I never thought thisContinue reading “Monday Reflections: Almost Empty”
It’s Monday again! So who is ready to start off the new week and let go of the weekend? Sadly, I know several of us aren’t, but it’s okay. We just need to remind ourselves that there is a new week ahead of us, and we can make it even better than the one before. If you’re not sure what toContinue reading “Monday Reflections: I am Groot!”
Mirror, mirror On the wall, Night is gone and Day has come. A wish for sleep is all I have. Yet, awake I must be. Weekend why have you gone? Every passing moment of Every single day is Killing me! Even though I know Nearer to me you will be, Days seem endless when you leave.
This time last year, it was a little over two weeks since I had left the hospital. My body was weak, and my meds kept me asleep rather than awake. I was too tired to do anything, and when I managed to stay up, it was difficult to concentrate. I can’t recall much of the 2013 holiday season,Continue reading “Monday Reflections: Remembering Christmas”
Everyday we are consumed in our daily routines, never really noticing the passage of time. We go from point A to point B and back to the beginning all over again. Today I reflect on the changes that come with the passing of time. A scale of change occurs everyday. It’s in the tiny, monumental moment whereContinue reading “Monday Reflections: Change”
Weekends are fun and relaxing. When Monday comes along, we remind ourselves we’re not children, but all grown up. I know it would be wonderful to sit in a tiny pool and play all day, but adults can’t do that. Mondays are for stepping out of the baby pool and taking a dive to swim in theContinue reading “Monday Reflections”
Reflecting isn’t just for humans. It’s for everyone else too, even for the turtle who likes his reflection in the sand.