These photos are very recent and at a time where my epilepsy journey really had an impact. It was January of this year, 2020, and I had a bad seizure in the night. I fell out of bed and got stuck between my bed and bedside table which resulted to this picture of my injuries.
I was getting married just 5 weeks later and I was so scared I wouldn’t heal in time. I was panicking so much and I had to rely on a lot of people to help me. But 5 weeks later, I walked down the aisle with not a bruise in sight! This is shown here in my second photo. This is a specific time within my epilepsy journey that I truly felt like I had fought back.
I could never really specify who has supported me the most.
As I said, from day one, I lived with my parents and I couldn’t have coped without them. I couldn’t have functioned as a mother or had any kind of life.
But 11 years ago I met my now husband. I never thought I was going to find happiness. But he came into my life and took me, my children and my epilepsy on. He was with me from day one. He learnt how to help me. What to do after a seizure etc.
After a year we got a house together. I never thought I would move out and be able to live as a normal happy family. He has since became my rock. We have a daughter and are now happily married.
This is a specific time within my epilepsy journey that I truly felt like I had fought back. – Michelle