My epilepsy journey, plus YOU!

Over twelve years ago, I thought I had lost everything. When I heard those three little words (You have epilepsy), I thought the world had come crushing down. There was no room for survival, and my life was without a doubt over. Looking back now, I realize how much a drama queen I had been.Continue reading “My epilepsy journey, plus YOU!”

Monday Reflections: Epilepsy’s Double Edge

Dear Epilepsy, So much has happened since our last painful encounter, and, with each passing moment, I marvel at all the good that has come out of all the bad. Although I can’t say I miss you, I cannot deny the beauty in your double-edge. The limitations you set for me are infuriating and, atContinue reading “Monday Reflections: Epilepsy’s Double Edge”

Happy Brain-aversary! I’m three years seizure free!

Over four years ago, my dear friend, Epilepsy, decided to repay me a visit. For years, I struggled to get rid of her. She was everywhere I went. She was a parasite living deep within my temporal lobe who didn’t want to leave. Medicine after medicine couldn’t get her to go away so my doctorContinue reading “Happy Brain-aversary! I’m three years seizure free!”

Monday Reflections: Epilepsy Visualized

I’m alone. I’m in company with myself. My thoughts, my consciousness are my only companions. Between these four walls, I’m isolated from the life I used to live. I’m removed from what was and what will never be. In this place, change is nowhere to be found. Everyday is the same, constant. Each Cloned DayContinue reading “Monday Reflections: Epilepsy Visualized”

Monday Reflections: One Moment

One moment is all it takes for your life to change. One moment is all it takes for your heart to break. In one moment, your mind painfully takes over. In one moment, your body seizes and loses control. Overtime, you’ll come to feel lonely and defeated. Overtime, you’ll regain some normalcy and hope. AndContinue reading “Monday Reflections: One Moment”

Monday Reflections: Lingering Monster

A fun-filled night out with friends. A few good smiles and laughs. Some heartbreaking news. Some sorrow-filled tears. Whatever the reason. Whatever the cause. The memories still haunt. The monster still lingers. ——————————————————————————————————————————— I’ve been seizure free for 15 months now. It’s a length of time that I thought I would never see again, butContinue reading “Monday Reflections: Lingering Monster”

Monday Reflections: Finding Yourself

  The atmosphere is but a blank canvas. Color exists only in the form of charcoal grays. I’m standing in the middle of nowhere where the mountains are my only companions. I tip toe across this rocky terrain hoping not to fall through the cracks. In this place, I’m searching for the girl I used toContinue reading “Monday Reflections: Finding Yourself”