I've been thinking about joining the 31 Days blogging challenge for a while now and after a lot of thought and talking to my daughter about it, she and I decided to do it together. The challenge is simply to blog about one topic each day in October - 31 Days.
If you're a long-time reader of my blog, you're probably aware that my 13-year-old daughter has epilepsy and that this past year has been very difficult for her. It has changed our lives in many ways and we're still working our way back from it. So we've decided to blog about what it's like to live with epilepsy and what it's like to be the parent of a teen with epilepsy.
This is Beth's story. And mine. We'll write it together this month. It will be a little of bit of her, probably a lot of me, some resources, some insight, and a whole lot of love.
Oh, and many of you are also probably used to me calling her Libby. Since the school year started, she has asked everyone to start calling her Beth. I'm failing miserably at that but I'm going to try my hardest to comply with her wish. Correct me if I slip up, okay?
To get emails delivered to you whenever I post, there's a sidebar button on the right where you can subscribe. And I'll add links to all of the posts here as we go and I'll also add a button on the side to help keep all of the posts organized.
If you'd like to read her story without the other posts or send it to someone to read, you can follow these links:
Beth's First Seizure
Beth's Initial Diagnosis
Choosing to Medicate my child
Dealing with uncertainty
Epilepsy gets real
The first few years of epilepsy
A milestone and heartbreak
The terrible, horrible, no-good year
Teenagers are different
The entire series: