My first seizure happened when I was 17 in 1998. I was up very early to go on my first ever lads holiday abroad, during a shower I remember jerking and then to what I later discovered was my first ever seizure.
After lots of tests and specialist appointments I was diagnosed with idiopathic generalised epilepsy, I had already missed my lads holiday and after some Ill advised medical information I thought my normal life was over.
Years later with drug changes and revised advice and knowledge passed on to me by expert neurologists and my mum a specialist nurse in this field I now lead a full, happy and normal life and have used my love for the outdoors to overcome my initial concerns about being diagnosed.
I constantly push myself in survival, bushcraft, mountaineering and outdoor pursuits and prove you can live a full life alongside epilepsy.