want talk to you guys about my struggles with epilepsy.
When did I start having epilepsy?
At the age of 9, I had my first seizure. I was at school, in the snack line. It was like I was walking into a dark tunne and that's all I remember. Then, I woke up in the hospital.
Having epilepsy, it's like I literally have loss time. These are moments in my life that I could be walking or doing things that I thought about doing prior to the seizure. The seizures would come and I can't control it. I'm just in it.
What is epilepsy?
Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder and affects people of all ages. Epilepsy means the same thing as "seizure disorders." So yea, it's the same thing. lol. Epilepsy is a condition with a wide range of seizure types and differs from person-to-person.
I've been having epilepsy for over 20 years. I wasn't one to yell out and say "hey I have seizures!" lol. But if I had one, then you knew I had one. I tried to be normal. But my normal is a little different. It's been different since the age of nine. I've been on medicine since 9. My medicine makes me tired, drained, & various other side effects.
What triggers your seizures?
I know STRESS definitely can bring on a seizure.
What's my purple super power because of epilepsy? And why?
My faith in God. Even when I'm not with God, He is with me. In 2010, I had a seizure while driving. I wasn't feeling well before I got on the road. I prayed. All I remember stopping at the stop sign at the end of my street. I woke up in the ambulance. In my seizure state, I turned left and drove down the street across a 4 lane highway. Then I coasted in someone's driveway and tapped their vehicle. They saw a car in their driveway. And called 911. I nor their vehicle had a scratch. That was only God.
What's one thing I have learned?
Having seizures/epilepsy may be apart of my life and that's it. As someone who has struggled from time to time, my circle matters a lot. Know your circle.
What caused my epilepsy?
Well, it's unknown for me.
Don't let anyone tell you you can't do anything because of your epilepsy. Make sure it is controlled! But the sky is the limit! You have so much opportunity.
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