Welcome to Gaia! :: View User's Journal | Gaia Journals

 
 

View User's Journal

Report This Entry Subscribe to this Journal
mmm, butterflies...
Now for a real journal entry!!

I recently (Aug/Sept 2012) completed driving school and got my license for the first time ever, at age 20. Now, the reason why I got my license a good 4-5 years later than most people is I had a seizure disorder, epilepsy, from ages 8-18. Every hour, every day, for ten years I would have multiple absence seizures. Obviously, you can't be basically blacking out and driving too, so I didn't get to achieve that milestone of becoming a licensed driver with my peers. For a while, I actually didn't think I'd ever be able to drive, and that made me feel like I wasn't in control of my life. Feeling like I had no control added to me feeling depressed (I was already depressed just from having epilepsy, when your brain is continuously having electrical short circuits it affects your mood and every other aspect of your life controlled by your brain). Now, I still have some technical difficulties left over from when my brain was seizing on a regular basis, but I feel like I'm in control n.n And that changes everything.

Marigolden
Community Member
  • [03/15/13 07:37am]
  • [10/21/12 07:31pm]
  • [10/20/12 09:07pm]
  • [09/21/12 06:40pm]
  • [12/16/10 06:53pm]
  • [04/07/10 02:41pm]
  • [07/25/09 07:27am]
  • [05/29/09 09:23pm]
  • [05/28/09 08:07pm]
  • [05/03/09 08:11pm]



  •  
     
    Manage Your Items
    Other Stuff
    Get GCash
    Offers
    Get Items
    More Items
    Where Everyone Hangs Out
    Other Community Areas
    Virtual Spaces
    Fun Stuff
    Gaia's Games