What they didn't tell me when I started having seizures
Your memory will turn to mush
You'll have to redesign what 'safe' means
Little things become a big celebration
Now I am all for the little victories in life, and seizures are no exception to this. Every day that doesn't include a seizure is a mini celebration. When having a seizure is fairly common it makes hitting a milestone of being 'seizure free' the best thing in the world! Yes, I know we are not in control of these things happening, yet it still feels like a massive sense of achievement when we reach that goal for us. For myself, the time when I reached a week without a seizure earlier in the year was a very good week indeed! On the other hand, coming round from a seizure can also be a victory (it's the little things!), coming round and knowing your next destination is not a blurry ambulance trip to a bustling A&E is always a big relief.
It will become second nature
A thunderstorm in your brain? Yeah, that sounds about right...