I was diagnosed at the age of two with epilepsy due to a traumatic brain injury. I spent my childhood being overmedicated on medicine, not having my seizures under control. I dealt with many of the negative side effects which resulted in me becoming suicidal. Once I reached early adulthood, I made up my mind I was going to become seizure free and live a healthy life.
I went to college, despite many telling me that I was not capable of doing so. I graduated with my associates and bachelors degree. While working on my bachelors, I had a seizure while in class. I was taken to the emergency room and the nurse thought I was on drugs despite having a medical bracelet. She assaulted me by shaking me while I was still seizing. It took me two weeks to recover from my seizure and I made up my mind I was done. I was either going to become seizure free or I was going to end things. I made up my mind I was trying one more time to get my epilepsy under control. I found a new neurologist as well as a psychiatrist to help me. I have PTSD as well as epilepsy so getting my seizures under control was not going to happen unless I got my PTSD under control as well.
I began my treatment as well as my therapy. I continued to work, despite not being in the best of health. I worked as a paralegal in real estate and contract law as well as working as a loan officer.
I met my husband Tobias and two years later, we got married. I supported my husband as he finished graduate school. He graduated with his PhD and I wanted more than anything to start my graduate work as well.