You are stronger than you think
The first test i have was a hearing test as my parents thought i wasn’t responding to them (this was actually because when i had an absence seizure, i couldn’t hear). The hearing test came back with me having perfect hearing.
This then lead on to exploring the neurological conditions. I don’t remember the first test or talk I had with my consultant, the mass of them just turned into one big pile looking back. I don’t really like thinking about them as I was so scared an now 11 year old girl having these weekly hospital appointments but not knowing why, I just remembered being so confused. To me i thought i was fine other than feeling spaced out.
After about 9 months of various test and if you’re epileptic reading this you know the kind I’m on about long, horrible and the talks with the consultants seemed to last a lifetime. I remember like it was only yesterday being diagnosed. My dad and I where stood in the entrance of the hospital. My mum had gone to see the consultant alone. I remember her walking down the stairs, trying to hold back the tears then saying to my dad they’ve diagnosed her with absence epilepsy. Still then even diagnosed i didn’t know what this meant, i just carried on as a slightly confused but normal 11 year old.
Little did i know the battle i had ahead of me with this condition. But the most important thing is you have to keep going as it gets better and you are incredible strong for the fight you are dealing with.
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