Thursday, March 13, 2014
I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was one. Doctors had put me on many different prescriptions to try to cure my diagnoses. Through all medications I would still have at least 10-15 seizures per day. As I grew older, I was not allowed to work, drive, or maintain a normal life. I had almost died from having a seizure while walking down the stairs, crossing the street, and riding my bike. Thankfully there was always people around to save me when it happened.
When I was 17 I experimented, as most children do. The difference is, I noticed that the day I smoked, I didn't have a seizure. I had decided to study myself and discontinued taking my medications and continue smoking marijuana. It has been 8 years now and I have only had 2 seizures since then.
Unfortunately I have stopped smoking because I nurse my 4-month-old baby girl and I don't want to risk losing her. I have started to feel the awkwardness in my brain like I used to when I had seizures, but until it's legal I can't go back to managing my illness as long as I'm nursing.
To further prove I'm not just a "stoner". I have graduated college with a 4.0 GPA in the medical field, I am a working single mom, and I also raise my 10yr old little sister.