I was diagnosed with Epilepsy 30 years ago at the age of eight. The word burden was not part of my vocabulary all those years ago when this journey with Epilepsy began. Yet by the time I entered my twenties burden was all I felt. This was never a feeling my family put upon me and nothing I felt as a child. As I grew up and learned firsthand about medication costs, insurance struggles and personal sacrifice. I could see what my family had to deal with. With age brought a different understand of my diagnosis and it shifted everything for me. I had always been determined to be independent and self-sufficient but I felt even more so with age.
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