So it’s that time of year again when Epilepsy (hopefully) takes the spot light on Purple Day. When I first started writing this blog I realised that I actually knew very little about its origins. Every year I am reminded by the charities and Facebook and I dutifully change my profile picture, share my story and more pictures, happy for any awareness shed on this horrible condition. However, I never really stopped to look into it all.
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Normally I just write what comes into my head, so this post was a bit of a challenge. I was asked to take part in the Epilepsy Blog Relay again during the family and epilepsy week, but this time I had nothing pre-prepared. Ok, so my whole blog is based around pregnancy, family and epilepsy but I have been scratching my head and bouncing ideas off of Chris and Alex as to what would be of any use. So today I am going to share my (and others) advice for other first time Mums with epilepsy v the advice the hospital/doctors will give you.
I love social media I really do, I love how Facebook allows me to keep in contact with friends I made travelling, with family I don’t see very often and for giving me support on the darker days with epilepsy. Instagram is a great favourite of mine – I love a photo. I love Twitter especially for the running community (#ukrunchat / @ukrunchat) and most importantly social media lead me to Alex and I will be forever grateful for that! I also think Timehop and the ‘On this Day’ are really good features; memories of my uni days, travelling photos, weddings, births, random funny days I had all but forgotten…however they occasionally throw up stuff you would rather forget. For me it was a photo taken this time last year. I have thought really hard about this and sharing it because to be honest I just wanted to close the app and never look at it again.
My names Faye, mostly known for being a tea addict and keen runner and swimmer. I'm 32, married and I had my 1st child in June 2015, oh and I also happen to have epilepsy. This is my story of Pregnancy, Motherhood & Epilepsy.