Essay The Most Influential People Of The Choices I Made Yesterday

1060 Words Sep 8th, 2016 5 Pages
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday”. I chose to learn from my mother’s Epilepsy instead of letting her disease affect my life negatively. I chose who my first love would be and how he would alter my personality as I matured. I chose to take my experiences in life, the good and the bad, and make the best of it. The photograph I selected depicts the most influential people in my life: my mother, my boyfriend, and myself. When I look at my photograph, two things come to mind: the traumatic event I experienced when I was nine and how my experiences throughout my life since then have shaped who I am today mentally and emotionally.
My photograph is a selfie of my mother, my boyfriend, and myself. We are sitting in a Nashville hotel room, waiting to leave for my mother’s doctor appointment. The leafy green walls of the room helped calm my nerves as I told my mother, Christy, everything would be okay. My boyfriend, James, also served as a support system for not only my mother but for myself. It was her first appointment with Dr. Hong Yu, a neurosurgeon at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Brain surgery had never been discussed before to treat my mother’s Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. The only reason we considered surgery as a course of treatment was because her seizures could not be controlled with anti-epileptic medication.
Epilepsy has advanced rapidly over the past five years due to various clinical issues. Those clinical issues include…

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