Category Archives: Acceptance

Epilepsy: Don’t Let It Eat You


The title I’ve selected for this blog is something that I said during a film interview. I am unable to share the video here because I’ve not yet received permission, but it was a video filmed by Epilepsy Action last … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", 2013, Acceptance, Attitudes, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness | 15 Comments

Wheelchair


I can walk; I can even jog a little, and dance in short bursts. I can get to the local shops and back and sometimes I don’t even need my walking stick. What I cannot do, however, is have days … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, Acceptance, Adapting, Attitudes, Autism, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Book Club, Disability, Disability Aids, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Personal Goals, Positivity, Proud To Be Autistic, Sensory Overload, Tenacity, Travelling, Walking aids, Wheelchairs | 19 Comments

Stubborn


Once upon a time, many years ago, my grandmother declared that I was so stubborn that I would even defy death until I was good and ready to turn up my toes. She was right, actually; there have been a … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", 2013, Acceptance, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Born This Way, Disability, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Frank La Rocca, Health, Hope, Marriage, National Epilepsy Week, Neurological, Refusing To Be Beaten, Seizures, Viva La Rocca | 12 Comments

Growing Up Aged Thirty Nine And A Half


Growing up is something that I tried to avoid for all of my life until now. I inherited Romani blood which runs hot in my veins; I am an autumn child who has spent many years floating free with no … Continue reading

Posted in 2013, A Madman With A Box, Acceptance, Adventures, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Disability, Fezes Are Cool, Geekiness, Health, Hobbies, Home, Homelessness, Hope, Love, Marriage, Memories, Navel Gazing, Neurological, Reminiscense, Romany Gypsy, Self, Tales Of The Rambling Rose, The Black Dog, Travel, Tribble Towers, Vulnerability, Women's Institute | 20 Comments

Epilepsy and Blogging


Sometimes, the seizures are so severe that inertia and memory loss set in. My last seizure was a week ago – but I’m still not really making sense of things. D will talk to me and I won’t have understood … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Adapting, Adventures In Preserves, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Born This Way, Choose Life, Cross-stitch, Disability, Disabled Gardening, Doctor Who, Epilepsy, Family, Health, Hobbies, Home, Home Crafts, Homemaking, I Stitch So I Don't Stab Stupid People, Marriage, Milestones, Neurological, Personal Goals, Pickling, Seizures, Self, Strength | 14 Comments

Overexcitement: Catalyst Or Symptom?


For a person who is both epileptic and autistic, it is very difficult to separate and analyse behaviours that might be due to one or the other or even both. Am I having a seizure because I’ve also suffered an … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", Acceptance, Adapting, Autism, Autism Awareness, Autistic Behaviours, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Not A Supermarket Tomato | 1 Comment

Restrictions Of Epilepsy And Autism


I can be positive all I like concerning my neurological issues, but of course there are restrictions on what I can and cannot do. Everybody has their stone walls and glass ceilings, whoever they are and regardless of health, fitness … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Adapting, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Attitudes, Autism, Autism Awareness, Autistic Behaviours, Autistic Meltdown, Carers, Conventions, Cross-stitch, Disability, Discworld, Doctor Who, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Family, Fandom, Fun, Geekiness, Health, Home, Marvel Characters, Neurological, Patience Is A Virtue, Positivity, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Seizures, Sir Terry Pratchett, Strength, Tenacity, Vulnerability | 19 Comments

Helping Hand


This morning I checked in on Facebook (which I very rarely do) and discovered a message from a delightful young lady who shall remain anonymous. The message came from somebody on Twitter, who has recently been diagnosed with both epilepsy … Continue reading

Posted in Acceptance, Attitudes, Autism, Autism Awareness, Autistic Behaviours, Blogging, Born This Way, Disability, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Facebook, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Seizures, Self, Self-worth, The Internet | 12 Comments

“So; Aren’t Epilepsy And Autism Brain Diseases?”


If I had a penny for every time I’d been asked this question I would own the Bahamas and perhaps Singapore by now. I am always shocked by the level of ignorance when it comes to neurological conditions. I’m sorry, … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", Acceptance, Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life, Autism, Autism Awareness, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Awareness, Fight For Your Rights, Health, Heightened Awareness, Hyperacusis, Hyperkenesis, Injuries, Love, Marriage, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Pack Mentality, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Seizures, Self, Self-worth, The Ignorance Of Strangers | 11 Comments

The Importance Of Diagnosis


When you have any kind of physical or neurological “disorder” (and I use that term very loosely) it’s vital to have a proper diagnosis to keep that “disorder” from completely ruining your life. If there is no medication for your … Continue reading

Posted in "Mutants", Acceptance, Atopic Syndrome, Disability, English Hospitals, Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Awareness, Fear, Heightened Awareness, Hyperacusis, Hyperkenesis, Living With Atopic Syndrome, Neurological, Not A Supermarket Tomato, Positivity, Proud Parent Of An Autistic Child, Proud To Be Autistic, Proud To Be Me, Psychiatric, Psychological, Symptoms, Validation | 9 Comments