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!”
It’s been two years since we had our last fight. Although it wasn’t one of the most violent ones, it also wasn’t the least. The fear you swept right through me that night I’ll never forget. Panic. Terror. Dread. Those are the things I remember the most. You were very determined to ruin the tranquility I’dContinue reading “Dear Epilepsy…”
Epilepsy isn’t biased. It doesn’t care about who you are or where you’re from. It can affect anyone with a brain. 1 in 10 people will have at least one seizure in their lifetime, and 1 in 26 will develop epilepsy. As one of those 1 in 26, I ask for your help to spreadContinue reading “November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month!”
I’m participating in the Walk to END EPILEPSY, and I want to invite you to support me in helping raise funds for the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas. As a person living with epilepsy, this is a cause that is close to my heart. Epilepsy is the third most common neurological condition, and it affects moreContinue reading “Let’s Walk to END EPILEPSY!”
Memories of the past three years float around in my mind. As I sort through the trying and sunny times, it’s almost impossible to put all my feelings into words. There is heartache for the loved ones I’ve lost along the way. There is fright and frustration for the storms I’ve had to face. There isContinue reading “Seizure free for one year!!!”
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.
I wouldn’t have made it through my epilepsy journey, if it hadn’t been for all the love and support I received from my amazing family and friends. It was because of my wonderful purple support system that I was strong enough to make it out of those toughest storms. I owe them plenty. They are all and will always beContinue reading “#MyEpilepsyHero”
It’s hard to believe that 1,095 days of seizure freedom have passed! The time where a couple of weeks without a seizure felt like a victory is now a distant memory. I am so happy and thankful for my family and friends who’ve helped me along the way. I can never repay them for all the loveContinue reading “Happy Three Year Brainaversary!”
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”
The required six-month seizure free restriction for driving in Texas has finally come and past. Now, it’s time to get out of the passenger’s seat and step on the gas!