This post is part of the Epilepsy Blog Relay™, which will run from June 1 to June 30, 2018. Follow along! Bringing up children when you have epilepsy is a constant juggling act. As a parent you want to keep them safe and protect them from the bad things in the world, yet having epilepsy […]Read More Explaining epilepsy to our children
When you were first mentioned to me many years ago a quick google revealed your true colours, your suicidal tendencies, the rage you inflicted upon people and fatigue so horrific I wouldn’t be able to pull myself out of bed in the morning. I didn’t want to know you if that was how you treated […]Read More Dear Keppra
So I have been battling another one of my demons recently, anxiety… I have always been quite an anxious person, always worrying a lot about everything but it wasn’t until I was diagnosed with epilepsy that it started to get out of control. During the first few months of having epilepsy I would wake in […]Read More Anxiety, Mindfulness and Me
When you are pregnant you want to do everything you can to protect your unborn baby. You watch what you eat and drink, giving up things you loved before just in case it impacts on the life you are growing inside you. But for those of us who have no choice but to take medication […]Read More Medication in pregnancy ~ does the guilt ever go?
The clocks have turned back, the leaves are falling from the trees, it’s dark when I leave work and I’m scrapping the ice off the car in the morning… that can only mean one thing autumn most definitely has arrived. I have six months left until the London Marathon and I need to keep my […]Read More Running and epilepsy
So a few weeks ago I was invited along to share my story at the Epilepsy Action pregnancy symposium in Wales. It was an amazing opportunity for me and I feel my story really helped highlight the need for better support for women with epilepsy throughout pregnancy. It was fantastic to see so many health […]Read More SUDEP ~ the other side of the Epilim debate
6 weeks ago I achieved a lifelong goal I thought I would never be able to achieve due to my epilepsy, I completed the London Marathon. I haven’t really shared this on my blog so I thought this would be a great opportunity to do just that. Rewind 12 years I was just about to […]Read More Epilepsy 0 Me 1 ~ finding my confidence again