Hey guys kloe here
This week has been pretty crazy with starting my new job and thinking of what I should write in today's blog which I wanted to post earlier this week but I was stuck on what I was going to write todays blog post about so I thought I’d write part two of my epilepsy blog , read part one here ( I'd advise you to read part one before part two so you can make sense of it all )
Before we get into part two of my epilepsy blog I just want to say again thank you to my family & friends for always being there for me I wouldn’t be writing this blog let alone be the person I am today .
Here’s how’s my life’s changed since out growing epilepsy
Learning to drive
Learning to drive was such a huge thing for me because I never thought i would be able too because of my epilepsy but when it happened I was so excited but also nervous because I thought stressing about my test and everything that comes with learning to drive . At the back of my mind I thought what if I have a fit and all the past few months was all for nothing because I knew how close I was to my test i could taste the finish line , at one point I was so worried I could smell burnt toast ( when I had epilepsy before I’d have a fit i could smell burnt toast ) and also I had a few headaches but my AMAZING family reassured me that I would be fine and that I could do it . I had to not let the possibility of epilepsy coming back get in the way of learning to drive because it meant so much to me I wanted it to go well .
I know this isn’t something I have to do regularly now that I don’t have epilepsy but I wanted to put this bit in this blog post . I remember clearly at my last consultation feeling happy and sad all at once happy because I could have just said oh well I have epilepsy but I fought it and didn’t let it rule my life and sad because the doctors that helped meant so much to me and I can’t thank them enough for doing they’re best and helping me ( I know it’s they’re job but maybe it’s who I am but they felt like more than just people ) . I couldn’t believe how far I’d come in that moment I wanted to cry happy tears and to make it even more perfect I could reach the handle yes I did say handle ( because it was a kids ward the handles are high and I could finally reach them ) .
Getting a job
Getting a job felt like a big achievement and I recently got a job at primark and whilst on my shift my mind was thinking of random things and thought if I had epilepsy still I wouldn’t be here now most probably and made me Want fists pump the air because I couldn’t believe it and how far I’d come .
I could finally go to concerts with out closing one eye because of the flashing lights before could have made me have a fit . It was nice to go to a concert and watch it with both eyes and not worry about flashing lights etc . If I’m honest I did worry or at least think about what if I had a fit during the concert because I hadn’t been to a concert since coming off my medication which I was cautious about but I was also excited to see Charlie Puth and my family reassured me that id be fine which I was .
As much as I hated having epilepsy it made me the person I am and everyone has they’re journey and epilepsy was part of my journey .
I hope you guys have enjoyed todays blog , as of Tuesday I’ll be in Portugal so expect some sunny pictures in next week’s blog post .
Until next time happy reading
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