My whole life has been pill after pill or seizure and seizure. I have had some of the best days of my life turn into the memories I have stored in the back of my mind. I don't remember my childhood. I'm 19 in January and I can't even remember my 18th birthday.
I was diagnosed at age 3 after 2 seizures where I stopped breathing. The brain damage I was born with with was noted as the reason for my condition.
I wish I could say what life growing up with epilepsy is like but i honestly have no recollection.
I also suffer from NEAD.I was having up to 70 seizures a day but they have luckily gone down to 2 a week for now.
Sometimes I wish I never had the condition but then i would of never met my best friend. She's the reason I got through some of my hardest moments.
I was kicked out of my college course as the teachers believed it was dangerous for me to dance due to seizures. My vitamin D dropped so low that I was bed ridden for weeks and now have a walking stick on standby just in case.
Being 18 I know I have my whole life ahead of me. The knowledge of this can sometimes break me until I'm lying in my best friends arms. Other times it reminds me of how strong I have been and will be. I hate when people call me strong or brave but I know not everyone would be able to fight the battles we deal with everyday.