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Epilepsy Blog Relay™: A lifetime of epilepsy challenges

This post is part of the Epilepsy Blog Relay™, which will run from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30, 2017.  Follow along!

 

Gail’s Story

I’ve had epilepsy for over 45 years. I have grand mals and petit mals.

Epilepsy never interfered with my life. I received my Bachelor’s degree, then married and had our daughter. I was always involved in school, church and the community. If I had a seizure I was always positive.

A lifetime of epilepsy

Recently, I asked my Epileptologist, “can seizures change over your lifetime because I was seizure free for so long. She said “Yes they can!”. I asked her this because over the past 7 years I haven’t been able to work and have had many medication changes.

I have finally been 6 months seizure free. I have to thank my husband and daughter because they are worried and always watching over me. My family of mom, brothers and sister have also been watching over me too.

I think the community, including nurses, teachers, firemen and parents need to learn first aid for grand mals.  My prayer for you is to try and remain positive and put one foot in front of the other.


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2 Responses

  1. Alysse M.
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    SO great to read something this positive! I’m a ‘glass half full’ epilepsy patient, and sounds like you are too. If we advocate, push the message and inspire others, it can only help.

    • Jessica Keenan Smith
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      Alysse,
      Thanks for reading! I hope you are well.
      Jessica