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 couple of months, I’ve been preparing myself for the National Walk for Epilepsy in DC. As I made my daily walk the other day, I realized the amount of progress I’ve made since surgery. Fifteen months ago, brain surgery had left my body weak. It was impossible to make it from my bedroom to the livingContinue reading “Unite and Wear Purple”
Tomorrow is Purple Day – Epilepsy Awareness Day! People around the world are encouraged to wear purple to raise awareness about epilepsy and support those who live with it daily. I’ll be wearing my very best purple. Will you wear it with me, too? For more information about epilepsy and seizures, here are some helpful links.Continue reading “Purple Day for Epilepsy 2015”
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 might take time, but you can always knockout your obstacles and fears. I let epilepsy gaze into the fist of my strength, and now it has no power over me. It isn’t going to be easy, but we all have the ability to overcome the impossible. We can ALL defeat epilepsy one punch at a time!
The left and the right brain, they didn’t much agree. I had to tell the doctor. It was time for him to intervene. The journey was not pleasant, but neither was it bad. I found strength in my weakness. I found courage I thought I’d never have. I’m grateful for all I’ve been through, ForContinue reading “Epilepsy Defeated”
Looking at this just makes me smile!
I had been running like a predator after a prey for far too long. More sunsets had taken place than I could count, and I could barely recognize myself. I didn’t know who I was. I didn’t know where I belonged. I just knew I was tired of going nowhere. It was time to breakContinue reading “The Monster Within (Part 1)”
To: My very own Hidden Disorder For the longest time, you controlled me. You held on tightly and wouldn’t let me be. Six months ago today, I made a choice. And I now no longer hear your voice. Our friendly fights are over. There is now a sense of closure. My friendly enemy, it’sContinue reading “Monday Reflections: Six Months Seizure Free”
My eyes turned into waterworks the other day. Although tears coated my cheeks, I had a smile on my face. It wasn’t bad news or unhappiness, which caused this to occur. Pain and sadness aren’t always the reason for this display of emotion. It was my thoughts of the past and present, which made meContinue reading “Happy in My Tears”