March 26th marks Purple Day, a day to spread awareness and shine light on the condition I spend everyday living with…Epilepsy. For me this year it has double meaning as it is also Mothers Day in the UK, so I will be spending my second mother’s day with my precious baby Boy. To mark the occasion myself and other epilepsy bloggers that I know have decided to write a series between us titled “Don’t Fear the Purple” looking at how epilepsy has shaped our lives and the positives we can draw from it. If you enjoy the blog look for #PurpleTogether to read others inspiring journeys.
My next few blogs are going to be slightly different as they follow my journey of training for the London Marathon 2017…yup you read that right! So me a first time Mum, who is not at my physical fittest and also happens to have uncontrolled epilepsy is going to take on the London Marathon; I must be mad! They will be an honest account of how much(or little!) training I do, what its like working that around a 1 year old, the challenges of long distance running and epilepsy and coming back from an injury.
This post is part of the Epilepsy Blog Relay™which will run from March 1 through March 31. Follow along and add comments to posts that inspire you!
Siblings are so often the unseen victims of epilepsy with it affecting their lives almost as much as the person with epilepsy. They are also the unsung heros of those living with the condition, so for this post today I look at how it affects the lives of those who are a sibling to someone with epilepsy and sing the praises of this superstar group of people. I dedicate this post to my own hero my little sister Steph.
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.