It is epilepsy awareness month. I started having seizures when I was four or five. I didn’t have very many and they stopped for a while, but they started again when I was a teenager. It has been a huge battle that I am faced with regularly. I may not have them for long periods of time, but they inevitably come back. I have had countless hospital visits and missed opportunities, but it is something I have to accept. It makes it hard to participate in everything I want to because someone trained to work with me (epilepsy training) must always be there . There is nothing seizures will stop me from trying though, and I encourage anyone else who has them to keep on fighting!
In February of this year, I was hospitalized for my epilepsy. My blog You Have to Listen, details that experience and talks about the importance of using letterboard to communicate.