Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is Epilepsy awareness month and I am a fighter of this disease. I don’t look like I’m sick, I look like I’m healthy and fine. I have had this disease for 5 years now and I found out I had it on a fluke. One day I had to pick up my husband from the airport, a trip I have taken hundreds of times. As I was driving I get a call from my husband and he asked me what was taking me so long. I said I didn’t know, but this drive seemed like it was taken longer then usual and nothing is looking familiar to me. So my husband decided to look on find my iPhone to check to see where I was and noticed I was 15 miles away from the airport. I completely drove past my off ramp. How could I do this? I drove this route 4 times a week? What was going on? This was the beginning of my brain telling me that you better get it checked out, because this has happen to me more than once. In my case I was not born with this like most people with this disease. I was hit by a car as a young child and was told by my neurologist that I sustained brain damage from that accident. As an adult this is the result of the accident. Thank goodness I did not have a seizure yet to know that one was coming and to alert me that I had this horrible disease. I had no idea how much my life would change. I’m grateful I did not have to spend my whole childhood with this disease and that I am dealing with it now. I’m angry that I have it, I’m sure I would have been twice as angry as a child. But I’m dealing with it the best that I can with what I have. There are good days and bad and I try to always stay positive. If you know someone with Epilepsy, do your research on the disease and what type they have, be supportive, because they need you for those bad days and those good days!😋

If you want to support Epilepsy awareness you can do so by clicking the link below:

https://donate.epilepsy.com/donate

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