I’ve only just recently realized I have a stigma attached to me that I never realized I had before.
Now there are two ways to say what I have or am and, for some reason, they both come with different stigmas.
I have epilepsy. I am epileptic.
Now don’t ask me why, I don’t know and I find it…
He was thinking, incidentally, that there was a moment or two in his epileptic condition almost before the fit itself (if it occurred in waking hours) when suddenly amid the sadness, spiritual darkness and depression, his brain seemed to catch fire at brief moments….His sensation of being alive and his awareness increased tenfold at those moments which flashed by like lightning. His mind and heart were flooded by a dazzling light. All his agitation, doubts and worries, seemed composed in a twinkling, culminating in a great calm, full of understanding…but these moments, these glimmerings were still but a premonition of that final second (never more than a second) with which the seizure itself began. That second was, of course, unbearable. — Prince Myshkin in The Idiot (via iamlamour)
First ever brain implant to monitor and suppress epileptic seizures approved
New brain implant technology has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration…
(via Parents’ Pumpkin Spice Latte Act of Kindness in Honor of Daughter Goes Viral - ABC News)
A Pennsylvania’s family pumpkin spice latte act of kindness in honor of their daughter’s death has turned into a viral chain of good deeds and raising awareness for epilepsy.
A lady came into Starbucks today bought 5 pumpkin spice lattes, telling me to write #ajo on the cup to share a story of a girl that had died from epilepsy. And the day before she died she wanted a psl so random people are sharing her story by prebuying the pumpkin spice latte and giving them to people for free just to look up this girls story. SHARE HER STORY :) #AJO #starbucks #pumpkinspice #latte #psl #epilepsy
ellipsism: The hardest part of this position is not knowing what is the extent of... -
The hardest part of this position is not knowing what is the extent of your best. By now, I should know all the consolations and encouraging words that should make things better. And they do, just not at this moment. How can I be alright, when I have seen team-mates collapsing in front of me to…
You’re not the person that I knew back then, it’s all too late to set things straight because everything has been…let’s try and act like this didn’t happen… — "It’s Complicated" - A Day To Remember (via sammyyywinchester)