This post is part of the Epilepsy Blog Relay™ which will run from June 1 through June 30. Follow along and add comments to posts that inspire you!
My topic this time around has been stigma, I had a long hard think about an area that epilepsy still needs more awareness and then I came up with this… Epilepsy & Employment.
I could talk about this issue for hours, I have been fortunate that I have had some brilliant managers who are very understanding but I have also been the other side of the fence and seen how badly epilepsy in the workplace can be handled. For those of who follow me on Facebook you will know I recently made the choice to return to work having left my last employer following having Noah. It was a huge step for me to regain some independence and confidence, I am fortunate that my manager is very understanding and I was also very honest about my life as it is now and so far that seems to have paid off and everything is going brilliantly. But like I say I haven’t always been that fortunate, so I asked others for their experiences and this is what I have come back with…
As I have said before our little boy is so loved and cared for, so I decided to celebrate Noahs 1st birthday a bit more and mark it with a post of birthday wishes and photos from Chris and some of those closest to Noah…
What can I say you’re one already, I think I blinked and this year has disappeared. That said it has been the best year of my life because I met you and I get to be your Mummy. Every day you surprise me and every day you make me so proud I could burst, the thing no one was able to explain to me before you came along was just how much I would and could love you, how every time you cried it would physically pain me (even if it is my fault because I won’t let you play with Patchs water or eat his food!) Nobody told me that you would become my favourite person to be with and that I would miss you desperately anytime you aren’t with me.
It was that time again, routine appointment with my epilepsy nurse, for some reason I was so unbelievably nervous about it, I don’t know why because as far as I was concerned nothing was really going to change.
BLOG POST 50!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My 50th blog post!!! I actually cannot believe I am writing that, how am I at 50 already? I obviously talk too much! I was wracking my brains this morning for a topic to cover to mark this event and someone suggested this: How has the blog helped me? So today that is what I will tell you all.
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.