Epilepsy

Letter To Myself

letter-to-self

If I could write a letter to myself, for the very first days of my epilepsy diagnosis, I imagine I would have much to say. A traveler having come a long way now on this journey. Having lived and learned so much in almost seven years, and surely I have much more to live and learn along this journey.

If I could offer any such wisdom to my past self, what would I say? What have I learned? What have I come to realize? What have my eyes come to see?

I would imagine my letter might read something like this:

Dear Tiffany, 

You’ve just been diagnosed with epilepsy and this has without a doubt, flipped your whole world upside down. You have every right to feel angry, confused, sad, even a little scared. This is all normal. You’re human. Who wouldn’t feel this way at first? What’s important is that you make a decision right now that you’re not going to stay locked inside these feelings. Do you know why? You have a very important job to do. Get well. You must do everything required of you to get well. You are not the only one fighting this fight. There is a team. All around the world. Just like you. Families. Couples. Children. Doctors. Nurses. Determined. Hopeful. Faithful. They stand with you too. Know in your heart, wear it like a necklace that one day a cure will be found. You may not know how or why this epilepsy diagnosis happened to you but each and every day, wake up and walk about with a positive outgoing attitude. You’re alive. Thank God, you are alive. 

If you could write a letter to yourself, for the very first days of your epilepsy diagnosis, what would you say?

I am a happily-ever-after wife, an Epilepsy Diagnosee, Advocate for Epilepsy Awareness (The Epilepsy Network), life lover & Christ inspired! Life is a journey and I'm loving every moment of it. Even the bumps in the road!

2 Comments

  • Lauren

    Thank you for this letter and all of the positivity you bring to us all! I wish I could feel as positive as you and I hope to someday be as inspired as you. God bless!

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