Five Minutes Of Fame


In the last hour I recieved a call from Epilepsy Action, which I am still recovering from.

They have asked me to be in a film. Me, film, boosting the signal for Epilepsy Awareness to a whole new target audience! I’m absolutely bowled over!

Of course I said yes; it’s the main reason that I began this blog after all – to show that you can have Epilepsy and still lead a fairly normal life. We are not people to be frightened of and a seizure is normally a lot less severe than it looks, although it can look terrifying to the casual observer.

Someone is coming to the house next week to interview me for about an hour. They were apparently quite charmed by my story about my wedding day (which I posted on the “achievements” page of their website) and would like for their film to end on that note because it’s an event that people can relate to.

The film/documentary will not be shown on TV. I think they’re targeting college students at seminars (although I could easily be wrong). Hopefully I’ll recieve a copy though.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Epilepsy Action for asking me to be a voice for awareness, and for allowing me to help educate people that Epilepsy is not a death sentance and that you can still enjoy life.

On that note, I’m off to paint the front seam on my “Jo Grant” gogo boots! That was an achievement today – walking around town for nearly an hour, in search of acrylic paint and buttons, in spite of my right knee giving out!

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About Missus Tribble

Media volunteer for Epilepsy Action (UK) and advocate for both epilepsy and autism awareness. Seamstress, cross-stitcher, sci-fi lover, ukulele player and Chelmsford's own Pickling Pagan who wants to inherit a TARDIS when she grows up. In the process of writing an as yet unnamed book, with anecdotes and information about being epileptic and autistic - and seeing the funny side! Also an entertainment journalist for What Culture, where I write about Doctor Who.
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27 Responses to Five Minutes Of Fame

  1. argylesock says:

    Wow! Go you! I’m proud to know you. And like others, I so hope that we’ll be able to see the film.

  2. Jennifer says:

    Congratulations, that’s so exciting. You must be so pleased that you are being given the opportunity to share your story :)

    • I am completely floored that Epilepsy Action want to interview me – an ordinary housewife – to try and spread awareness and make a difference to the Epilepsy community and those who have an interest in us!

  3. Dear Missus Tribble,

    That’s BRILLIANT! I’m so pleased for you – as you said, it’s the main reason you started the blog. It’s a great achievement, your writing is taking you exactly where you want to be.

    :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

    Love Dotty xxx

    • Dear Dotty,

      I never expected this in a million years – I’m thrilled that I’m one of the few who have been chosen to help spread acceptance and awareness!

      Love, Missus Tribble xxx

  4. Congrats! Fame and fortune await :) On a serious note, it’s amazing that you are able to be such an inspiration for others. Good luck with the interview, enjoy it!

  5. littlesundog says:

    This is quite exciting!! Isn’t it wonderful when your hard work ends up paying off and EXCEEDING your expectations?? Great work my friend, and you are very deserving I might add! You have a voice… and the world is hearing you now!

  6. paulaacton says:

    Woohooo!!!!!!!! I can tell everyone when its done I know I film star hopefully you will find a way to post it on here aswell

    • Haha, I don’t know about being a film star, but you’ll be able to say you know someone who made a real difference in the epilepsy community!

      I doubt I’ll be allowed to post a link here (although, Epilepsy Action read my blog and might ask me to) but I’m sure I’ll be informed when it’s available online.

      Also, you’ll get to laugh at my insane accent! Having travelled around so much it can’t decide if I’m a southerner, a northerner, estuary or Welsh!

  7. Congrats…..big honor you deserve.

  8. willowdot21 says:

    Go girl, a film star no less!!

  9. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    This is so wonderful! Isn’t it amazing how life turns about – that IS the reason you began this blog, yes, oh yes!
    CONGRATULATIONS on being able to further the cause – & for actually scoring a 5 minutes of fame in your lifetime…. I think some of us die not even managing that! :)

    • I’m thrilled beyond words. I’m just a normal housewife who wanted to get married without her walking stick after all! Epilepsy Action do know me a bit through Twitter though, and read this blog, so maybe they see something more :)

  10. hellobutter says:

    Wow, what a great opportunity for you! Best of luck :)

  11. Well done! You truly are a remarkable lady. Good luck with interview and filming. :-)

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