Today, December 13, 2014, is the first anniversary of my epilepsy surgery, which was a left temporal lobectomy. Thinking back on it, that was a horrific experience for me. I remember when I was first allowed to get up from my hospital bed. I went straight to the bathroom and looked in the mirror. What I saw in the mirror was not me. Not at all. The left side of my face was swollen, my left eye was swollen shut, and I was severely bruised with sixty four stitches in my head. It was a horrible feeling. Oh my gosh!!!! I started to cry after seeing myself. To this day, my family and I say that I looked just like Chucky the doll during my recuperation period. It’s funny as heck. See you have to laugh at things like this. Laughter is what keeps life moving smoothly. You should not always dwell on the negative aspects in life. Keep it positive. I wish I could have took a picture of myself back then so I can put it up here as a before and after shot. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance. I didn’t want you guys being disturbed or anything by the picture. Guess what???? That’s the reality of the situation that someone else who has the same medical condition as me has to possibly be faced with.
I have made so many accomplishments during this year. First of all, I started back to school this August and so far, it has been a good semester. I tried my very best not to get stressed out over the little things regarding school. It’s not worth it. I’m so elated to say that I will be six months seizure free on December 22nd. I have only had two major seizures after my surgery and they were on March 17th and June 22nd. It has taken so long for me to get my health back on the right path and it is finally there. My neurologist signed and mailed the papers for me to get my license reinstated so I’m just patiently waiting for a response on what should happen next. Everything is going in the right direction thus far.