Epilepsy – Fact and Fiction

Epilepsy is one of the many invisible illness people can have. In fact it is said that one in every 103 people have the condition. Considering how many people have epilepsy, there is still a stigma and a lack of knowledge amongst people that don’t have or know any one with epilepsy. I am a strong believer in trying to educate people that might not know that much about epilepsy. After all someone recently said to me… View Post

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Behind The Wheel With Epilepsy

It was past my 17th birthday and I was so excited to finally start driving lessons. Most of my friends were already driving and I wanted in! I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was around 14/15, I just accepted and didn’t realise how it could affect my life. My seizures were controlled so I was able to have driving lessons. However I was due to have University so I never got to take my test, if I could… View Post

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Perpetual Tiredness

I have reached the point when tiredness and stress appears to have taken over. It is now affecting me in many ways. Any mum will identify with opening your eyes in the morning and feeling as though you have not enjoyed a wink of sleep. Trudging through days with low energy is the domain of the mum with young kids. Nothing new here. But I no longer have children who wake constantly through the night. My… View Post

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International Purple Day – Epilepsy Awareness and My Story.

Yesterday I wrote a blog post explaining and informing you about International Purlple Day, at the end of that post I told you I would be sharing my purple day photos and my Epilepsy Story in the hope of creating some awareness. Here I am wearing purple. When I was fourteen I was diagnosed with epilepsy, I had several seizures before my diagnoses of Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy, which is typically generalized throughout the brain. I was… View Post

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