Happy Epilepsy Awareness Month! November 2012

Posted on 16. Nov, 2012 by in Epilepsy, Girly Stuff

Today is Day 16 of Epilepsy Awareness Month 2012. I was diagnosed with epilepsy in December 2006 after having several seizures within a one-month period, but my MRIs lead my doctors to believe that I most likely had scarring on my brain before the seizures began. Assuming all goes well—please cross your fingers and toes for me—January 2013 will my five-year “Seizure Free” anniversary. I am incredibly fortunate.

I Wear Purple for Epilepsy

My wardrobe contains plenty of purple, the color that symbolizes epilepsy awareness, but I don’t always explain the significance when people compliment my purple T-shirts, tank tops, and even eye shadow. I even had short purple hair for nearly a year, which did give me the opportunity to raise epilepsy awareness. Whenever anyone mentioned my crazy hair color, I was able to explain its significance while letting them know I wasn’t a punk rocker. (No offense to you punk rockers out there.)

Today I am wearing purple tights. I’m sorry for the photo quality, but I am by myself at the moment and wanted to share them with you while they were still on my mind. (And on my legs.)

Wearing Purple Tights for Epilepsy Awareness

I would also like to remind everyone reading that I am living proof that seizures and epilepsy can happen to anyone at any age. I was living a completely normal life, and poof! Everything was drastically different in a matter of seconds.

Learn About Epilepsy

If you’d like to learn more about epilepsy and seizures, please visit the Epilepsy Foundation, Epilepsy Advocate, and TalkAboutIt.org. They are all wonderful reputable organizations with plenty of helpful information.




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