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A diagnosis of epilepsy
The journey began for me a little before April of 2008. My first grand-mal seizure that landed me in the hospital really opened my eyes. At the time I was diagnosed, I was 23 and just starting in my adult life. Doctors advised me against having a family, and over the next few years I spent my time re-learning to speak, and feel “OK” being around a crowd.
Flash forward to now, January 2019. It took many tests and trying to get a neurologist that would help, but I finally found answers. After having an EEG done, it was concluded that my seizures are not grand-mal, but they are absence seizures and will not leave.
At first, I spent my life so isolated and scared. But, when I became a mom in 2011, my world changed; I’ve been made to be her mom. I know that I am supposed to display strength and courage to her through me. So, each day may be a struggle and the world may honestly never understand. But, as long as my battle with Epilepsy is with me on top, life is good!
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