This post is part of the Epilepsy Blog Relay™, which will run from June 1 to June 30, 2018. Follow along! Andrea’s story When people see Andrea Menoudakis, whether it’s in a Youtube video or on stage with her rock band Motion Device, for the most part they will see one thing … Read More
This post is part of the Epilepsy Blog Relay™ which will run from June 1 through to the 30th. Follow along and add comments to posts that inspire you! Smart Monitoring my Epilepsy Let’s get real, having a condition can make you feel bad, physically or emotionally, and sometimes both. I take three lots … Read More
Dear Mum, You were there to hold my hand on my way to the first of many tests for Epilepsy diagnosis. The one who smiled at me with so much love to ease my fears through the old door window as I lay there all wired up to the EEG. You laughed … Read More
Reflecting on my life with epilepsy, I remember the medications and how they made me feel, the hospital stays, and the many, many doctor appointments. This Mother’s Day, it’s time for a special thanks to my mom who was there through it all. Looking back on the early days When I … Read More
Recently, someone asked me to talk to a small group. I wanted to choose a story that is inspiring, something that would relate to these young adults, and something that would stick with them as they started a new journey. I couldn’t help but wonder: is epilepsy my only story? Is this how people identify me…as the girl with epilepsy who ended up doing well in life, despite doctors telling me I may not?
When my seizures returned after 10 years, I realized who I wanted to be by my side as my partner for the rest of my life. My epilepsy had put that into stark relief. My seizures helped me realize just how important it is to have people who love and support you when dealing with a condition like epilepsy.