Personal Narrative: Some Things I Remember

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There are few things I remember. I was painting, felt dizzy, the next thing I remember is talking to the paramedic as I was lying on the floor. I remember being in the hospital, but not going to the hospital. I remember talking to my friends in the hospital, then I remember talking to the doctors, them telling me I had had three seizures in the past two days. Three weeks later, I remember waking up on a Wednesday with a killer headache. The worst headache I had ever had, but I don’t remember how it felt. I called my dad because it was so painful and I layed on the couch and passed out. I was in the hospital and my doctor told me I was now diagnosed with epilepsy. It’s hard remembering what I actually remember from the incidents, and what …show more content…
I don’t really like missing school. I stayed home and just layed in a dark room because I had such a bad headache. The meds he put me on had the worse side effects. I had terrible headaches, when it was supposed to cure headaches, and I couldn’t eat. I always felt full. Even when my parents tried to force food down my throat, I felt sick. This was very unusual for me considering I usually eat a lot of food. The lack of food made me really weak and I never felt like moving. I attempted to go to school that Monday but I went home after first hour because I felt so depressed and weak. Another problem with the medicine was that I had terrible short term memory loss. People would give me instructions or talk to me and a few seconds later I would forget everything. I forgot my usual habits and schedule like my morning routine. I didn’t go to school at all the week after getting out of the hospital. I was very lonesome through all of this. I missed my friends and I felt very alone. I knew no one who had epilepsy and I was worried I would never feel the same again. My parents were very worried too. When I tried to catch up on homework assignments and do work, I could never remember how to do anything. Learning material was difficult when I would forget all of it later and because I was so weak from not eating. I ended up losing weight that week but I did eventually …show more content…
Things happen for a reason. I am in this study for Washington University that tracks my focal seizures and records data on me in hopes that there will be a cure for epilepsy. Even if I’m not helped, I hope that I can help other people. One of the hardest things for me to do is to remember to be thankful for what I have. I have great friends and family who have helped me get through everything and who have never given up on me, even when I wanted to give up on myself. I have learned that the worst of times leads to the best inspiration. I refuse to be defined by what I

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