Epilepsy...What is epilepsy? Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that is marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, which causes a person to loose consciousness, or have convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
Epilepsy has changed my life the moment I was diagnosed in 2002. From that point on I never seen myself as normal.I thought people looked at me differently, which caused me to distant myself from my friends and family. Every time I came to from a seizure, and my mother, sister or friends where by my side helping me, I just felt hopeless and embarrassed. I felt as though I would never be able to accomplish my dreams because I was always having seizures.
I thought I would never be able to afford to buy my own home, because I was only working part-time jobs which didn't allow me to bring home enough money to even save for a home. I thought I would never become a tattoo artist, because I put in my mind that people would laugh in my face, but it wasn't until recently that I realized I was putting all of this in my mind before I even tried not only that people have more faith in my art then I do. I had to start believing in myself. I needed to start challenging myself so here I am today...Online store owner telling my story to the world, practicing tattooing, and just pushing myself to make my dreams come true, and hoping to inspire others to do the same.
Always believe in yourself and your dreams!
Tomorrow is Purple Day! Don't forget to wear your purple to help support Epilepsy Awareness!
How to help someone if they are having a seizure
- Keep others away.
- Clear hard or sharp objects away from the person
- Do not try to hold the person down or stop them from shaking
- Cushion their head
- Place the person their side, to help keep their airway clear
- If the seizure last longer then 5 minutes call an ambulance
- Do not put nothing in the person's mouth