In words of Noah "I DID IT!!!" This isnt the post for me to talk about my journey yesterday but the one for me to talk about the remarkable people I carried with me. As you all know I dedicated each mile of my London Marathon to a person affected by epilepsy. I asked each person to give me a short insight to their life/experience with epilepsy. I wanted to show that epilepsy has many faces and affects people in different ways. These are the stories I have been told, these are the many faces of epilepsy These are “my” 26. Please have a read and if you wish to donate you can do so here: justgiving.com/faye-waddams . I have left all the paragraphs as they were sent to me so you get a real insight into each person.; behind each person is a whole family affected by this condition. Thank you to you all for allowing me the honour of running with you and your loved ones. What I did Sunday is nothing compared to the battle these guys face every day with epilepsy. You carried me every step of the way, I only I hope I did you proud.
To the girl in the waiting room,
You don’t know me, but I know you because I have been you. I have friends who have been you. Right now I am watching you and its clear you feel like your whole world has fallen apart, you are devastated and full of questions. Wondering if the life you imagined is still possible, what this means for all your plans. I have been you twice, once as a child with no comprehension of what was going on - an ignorant bliss to be honest. The second time as a 21 year old; I too cried, I too broke my heart and wondered what was to come. I watch as you are clearly embarrassed about having this condition, barely wanting to say its name.
My names Faye, mostly known for being a tea addict, swimmer and a swim instructor. I'm almost 34, 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.