Jes Armstrong is back again to share an update from her blog Wishes for Mercy, a blog about her experiences as mother to a special needs child who looks normal at first glance.
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.
I met Daniel properly in 2014. He had read a lot of my blogs before we even started talking, so he knew all about my condition. So I never had to break it to him that I live with this unpredictable condition of Epilepsy. Sometimes that can be one of the hardest parts in the beginning of a new relationship.
Sara’s Story: Getting around without a car (with kids!)
If someone had told me a year ago that in 12 months we would be doing most of our daily traveling by electric bike, I would have laughed. I live in Portland, and have a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old. It rains here for about 5 months out of the year. But, it happened.
One of the things I do yearly is to look at my seizure triggers and try and create a plan of action in order to avoid seizures in my life, so I thought I would go through the items that I deal with and how to avoid issues throughout the year so that you may find some sort of system that works for you.