I'm normally quite an optimistic person, I don't let my seizures have control of my life. Although I may go a bad day or two recovering, I get back to it the next day and move on. If I didn't, I would live a very secluded, depressing, meaningless life. Which there isn't much point in… Continue reading When E gets in the way
Today was the deadline for my final essay, in my first year of university. It was a script and a synopsis (10 pages roughly in length). I decided not to do this before the Eater holidays due to other assignments I had due in, but, then came Easter.
This June we are going on our first family holiday, to Spain, to visit my parents and siblings.
My short lived experience with breast feeding ended in the hospital after, even the midwives couldn't get my stubborn Gremlin to latch and eat.
The past few days have been a whirlwind of a hectic mess, but, despite that I haven't stopped smiling as O is picking up new things constantly and growing so much in himself. Tuesday we had friends over, A and her son E - originally we were meant to go to Cardiff castle and then… Continue reading Busy Times
‘Of babies whose mothers take Sodium Valproate (Epilim) during pregnancy, up to 1 in 10 (10%) are at risk of having a birth defect, and up to 4 in 10 children (40%) have problems with development and learning as they grow.’ Epilepsy Society
As you may have read, I have had a Gremlin and man child free few days. The man child came home yesterday afternoon and the Gremlin comes home tomorrow.
I am a lonely mama until Saturday. Leaving me with some spare time to get some University assignments out of the way and to have a go at tidying up my creative writing cupboard and my brain. Intertexts is finished, Toolkit is sent in and my reflective piece hasn't been written. The last one, I thought I'd share on here. Although not directly linked to being a mama with epilepsy, it is still part of me, my life and the way my head works. It is also a little reminder to everyone, that no mater what life throughs your way, always find the time to continue with what you love.
So, today has been a serious emotional rollercoaster of ride. It started, first thing this morning. And I mean, first thing, fresh day at 1AM. 😱
I am a young, first time mama and when I fell pregnant at the age of eighteen, I didn't know the first thing about looking after a baby, let alone with the added hindrance of my disability. It's not easy caring for a baby, or even a toddler, as well as yourself. When you have… Continue reading Mama Vs Epilepsy – Staying safe