I am glad that I started having seizures…. now there is something I never thought I would say! The things that made me feel like the world was going to end…. the things that bought with them the feeling of impending doom… the things that took away my independence….. the things that no one really understands… the things that made me feel more alone than what I thought was possible…. the things that made me feel like I was no longer in control of my mind…. these are what I am glad I started having? Well in a word yes! Because without going through all that these little brain misfires (as I have just decided to call them) I would not have learned all that I have about my brain, body and how it all works and what it needs. I would never have changed my diet and lifestyle the way I have, I would not have looked into nutrition and I would not have been able to share all I have with those who I care so much about. I would not have put as much thought and effort into mine and my families diet and lifestyle as what I have and for that I am thankful. I am thankful that I can look back now on the worst times in my life and be thankful for them.
I think Epilespy is a hard thing for people to understand, I get that it is even hard for me to understand and I have had hundreds of seizures and each one is just as terrifying as the first but this is a great motivator to stay on track to look after myself and to try and help others because it doesn’t matter what your condition or illness is we can all make changes to improve our health even if you believe as I did that you are “healthy”. I am thankful that I had seizures but that’s enough now thanks! I am seizure free now and would like to stay that way. I will continue to learn and do what I can to ensure that I stay that way and am in general as healthy as I can possibly be.