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!
Maybe you’re new to Epilepsy and in that case, one of my usual posts depicting daily life or the continual struggles/side effects would be most helpful. However, today is short and sweet for once. I welcome the newbies but I’m talking to the “old timers,” whether Epileptic yourself or a caregiver. We’ve been around the block quite a few times. And we, frankly, know the trenches suck. Therefore, sometimes a little smoke up our tushies or someone “farting rainbows” is actually appreciated. Some of us want a break from the horror stories and just need to know one fact- we’re not alone. We’re 65 million worldwide, 3 million in the US, 1 in 26 in a lifetime, and strong as hell when we acknowledge our battle, the small steps, the big steps… any steps- together.
So I’m going to shut my preachy mouth and share with you my go to song- whether I’m buried in depression or floating on water in all this Epilepsy minutia. A little cheese for your Monday. A little “I’m-never-giving-up” for your week, and a little pride in the fact that you, we, battle this disease every day….
That makes you a Riser.
Now turn up the volume, close your eyes, listen to the words, and remember that.
NEXT UP: Be sure to check out the next post tomorrow by Sheri Ferguson, and the full schedule of bloggers at livingwellwithepilepsy.com.
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