Tag: Seizures

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Dear Epilepsy, fuck you very much

I normally try to keep quite upbeat when it comes to living with epilepsy. I reflect on how I basically have it very good, how epilepsy doesn't impact my life too much and how things could be so much worse. But today... Today made it very hard to think positively or optimistically about epilepsy in ...

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Hey brain: why you no work?

It's Saturday afternoon and I've had three (that I'm aware of) epileptic seizures this week. Maybe more on the horizon. My overwhelming reaction is one of disappointment. Quickly followed by boredom. I had a couple of nighttime seizures earlier in the week, which left me feeling like I had the mother of all hangovers each ...

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Adventures in Epilepsy

So my most-unwelcome epilepsy made another poorly-timed appearance this afternoon. Twice. Two complex partial seizures while I was trying to work. Two seizures which left me unable to read or write for several minutes at a time. Leaving me with a stinking seizure “hangover”. And not a little frustrated. As I’ve mentioned before, my epilepsy is triggered ...

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Ugh…return of the Epilepsy

Yesterday was not a day I'd like to repeat any time soon. After a suspiciously long absence, my epilepsy returned with a vengeance. Three seizures in the course of one work day! By 6pm, I was not fit to do anything. Crawled into bed as soon as I got home and stayed there for nearly ...

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Going purple for Epilepsy

Today, in case it's escaped you, is Purple Day - the international day for Epilepsy Awareness. I'm using it as an excuse to remind everyone that knows me that I'm running next month's London Marathon in aid of Epilepsy Action. It's also worth taking a few moments to think about epilepsy and what it means ...