Heading back to work really got me thinking about ability and how able I am to manage my Epilepsy, manage my household, take care of a 5-year-old and…work.
I was thinking this morning, are there some realistic New Year’s resolutions that I actually might adhere to? And, can I make sure they not only benefit and define me, but are also epilepsy issues I care so deeply about?
Call it a side effect of living with Epilepsy, or call it a behavioral disorder. I admit, I begin to lose it if we don’t have a 6 month supply of toilet paper in the house.
It’s been an absolutely crazy couple of weeks. Andrew is always, always begging me to limit my stress and how much I take on, but I think this week put me over the top!
The new movie, Secretariat, is inspiring and motivating. It has a lot to do with living life with Epilepsy!
We speak so often about our battles…those of us who live with Epilepsy. How often do we stop to realize the challenges our caregivers face?
Epilepsy is one of those illnesses that sort of has tentacles. If you are suffering, you tend to bring others down with you, whether it’s with their concern or their care; but, only the ones who deeply care and want to, or already do understand the condition.
As someone with Epilepsy, I must teach myself how to avoid stress and how to take better care of ME. We all should. No one can force us to do this, but we have control.
For those of us, young and old, who live with Epilepsy, stress can be a huge contributor to seizures.