An update on my Chronic Life (including sky diving!) and health since my last post.
Celebrating Purple Day. How a chronically ill Spoonie, her Dish husband, their fiddle playing cat, and their laughing dog spent Purple Day 2012. Plus a summary of some of Bottled Time’s favorite other Purple Day celebrations. Lots of pictures. Lots of laughs. Lots of awareness raised for seizures and epilepsy. *Disclaimer – the cat does not actually play a fiddle. We don’t own one. We do however have ukuleles, a saxaphone, a guitar, a flute, and a piano.
I am painting my blog purple for Purple Day! One change a day between now and Monday, March 26th. Can you spot the changes? If you can you could win some great prizes packages!
Epilepsy and seizures can cause feelings of isolation and loneliness. International Purple Day, March 26th, is a day to let those with epilepsy and seizure disorders know that they are not alone. Reasons those with seizures feel alone are discussed along with what can be done for Purple Day to make them feel connected and supported.
Great holiday fun and travels resulted in a typical chronic illness crash. I breathe my way through it, train a puppy, try to read, and discover inspiration on Pinterest despite my epileptic and colitis challenges. My decision for Lasik surgery in spite of my autoimmune diseases is also discussed.
Christmas and New Year’s Eve fun despite chronic illness and its unpredictable nature.
After the neurologist reviewed my Ambulatory EEG, I’ve been prescribed Keppra for partial epilepsy. Keppra carries some heavy mental and emotional side-effects.
My treatment team, specifically my neurologists, helped to create an extended medical themed Halloween for me. My experience with an Ambulatory EEG.
The symptoms of chronic illness, disease, pain, and the side-effects of medical treatments resemble the monsters of Halloween. Here’s my evidence that my years of coping are doing more than making me resemble one of these beasts.