Epilepsy Isn’t Just Seizures

This week is National Epilepsy Awareness Week. I was hoping to take advantage of this and post quite a lot, however, as Sod's Law of course dictates, I instead spent the first half of this week recovering from a nasty cluster of seizures!

VNS Update!

At 9.50AM on Tuesday I finally had my appointment with a neurosurgeon to discuss the possibility of Vagnus Nerve Stimulation (VNS). Although hospital appointments are probably one my most familiar situations, in which I normally feel worryingly comfortable, for the past week or so this specific meeting has been making me excessively anxious. One thing … Continue reading VNS Update!

Morbid Metaphors

My life is definitely moving forward but at an embarrassingly slow pace. It's a bit like when you stand still on a travelator, only I just don't  have the motivation to start walking and consequently speed things up. I know roughly where I want to go but it seems I don't want to get there. … Continue reading Morbid Metaphors

Things have to get worse before they get better

The past few months have been excessively tough. I've held back from writing because part of me still doesn't want to admit just how bad things have got. Over the 17th and 18th of February I had 30 seizures in just as many hours. It hit me hard (as you'd imagine) both physically and mentally. … Continue reading Things have to get worse before they get better

Well This Sucks!

On the surface my life is really great at the moment. I've just got back from a holiday in Amsterdam, next week I'm off to Southampton to visit a post-grad fair and my creativity appears to be at an all time high. Yet below the skin, there's a massive elephant suffocating me. Now, before you … Continue reading Well This Sucks!

Into the Abyss

The last few weeks I've not felt good. I've had more seizures than I'd like to admit and have been feeling lower than I have done in years. Medication has never really worked on the seizures but for the past two and half years it has done on my depression. The other night I felt … Continue reading Into the Abyss

The One Monster I Can’t Slay

No matter how many personal demons I've beaten this year there's one monster I simply cannot slay! That monster is called PIP. This isn't a case of mind over matter. I've literally not been given the opportunity to start my fight. Or rather we lost the first round and six months later are still waiting … Continue reading The One Monster I Can’t Slay