Epilepsy Awareness-My Story and a Linkup

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Dress:  Gucci
Hey everyone!  So if you’ve
been following the blog this week you may have noticed I have my Epilepsy
Awareness Series that I do every November since it’s Epilepsy Awareness
month.  The reason why I do this every
year is because I have epilepsy.  I was
diagnosed back in 2005.  My last summer
before college was spent in and out of hospitals, numerous doctor and
neurologist visits, 48 hour monitoring, and seizures.  I was not allowed to go away to college
because the doctor feared of what could happen with me being far away from home
and just starting medication to see if it would help.
That summer I experienced more than one seizure.  I gave myself lots of bruises, my tongue was
probably sore all summer with how many times I bit it, and I gave myself a black
eye by falling into my bed post before falling to the ground.  I have scars that remind me of what I went
through in all of this time that I’ve been an epileptic.  Throughout the years my epilepsy has been
pretty much controlled with a few hiccups here and there which were the
deciding factors to my neurologist that I will be on medication for the rest of
my life.  I hope that technology advances
enough to find a cure in my lifetime, however the brain is a mystery.
Anyway, it’s been 11 years since my diagnosis.  A lot has changed.  In the beginning I thought my life was over
because I couldn’t go away to school (I actually almost didn’t start my first
semester but I told my parents I wanted to be as normal as I could), I couldn’t
drive, I couldn’t take a shower without someone standing outside the door, I
couldn’t feel like a normal person. 
There are days today where I still don’t feel normal, but I think to
myself I’m as normal as I could possibly be given the circumstances.  Nowadays I’d rather spread awareness and tell
people my story rather than keep it to myself and be ashamed of it.  I feel like nowadays everyone has something
wrong with their health.
To my fellow epileptics reading this “Seize the day.”
Don’t forget about the link up below, top 3 from last week,
and the giveaway which I will leave info about that as well.

**ATTENTION:  GIVEAWAY**

Hey everyone, make sure to click this link here and then go back to this blog post here and comment what you learned along with your email.  That is your entry for the giveaway!

Here are your top 3 from last week’s linkup!

Jersey Girl, Texan Heart Link Up
Jersey Girl, Texan Heart Link Up
   
   
 
   

21 thoughts on “Epilepsy Awareness-My Story and a Linkup”

  1. Monica, thanks so much for sharing your story. You are a resilient and strong woman and you are doing wonderful things. Good for you for spreading awareness and never be ashamed of who you are! #girlonamission

    What an honor for me this morning to see myself featured as a most clicked from last week. Thanks so much for that. I needed it this morning!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  2. Thank you for sharing your story doll, I bet it wasn't easy. Thank you for opening up, I had no idea. And you have been rocking purple all month. Today's outfit is my favorite. Such a chic dress and I loved the nail art. You are normal and beautiful and flawed like all of us!

    BTW, on last week's Thursday Moda I did a very special feature on yours truly. I don't think you saw it. As usual welcome by every Wed night after 6.00 PM to linkup with me, Monica. Thanks a lot!

  3. I had a classmate in my last year of pre-university, David, who too was epileptic. However, he'd never shared his condition with us before so when he had an episode, we were all caught off guard. Fortunately, my then boyfriend slid his thumb between David's teeth while I dashed for a metal ruler. It's a very scary thing to witness, I admit, and I too hope medicine will progress to such a stage that there will be options available for those who are epileptic. Many hugs, and thank you for sharing this.

  4. First of all, that purple is GORGEOUS on you! Also, thank you so much for sharing your story – I am sorry you went through such a hard time when you were first diagnosed – you send such a powerful message to not let things hold you back from living life! Thanks for hosting 🙂

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

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