What’s in a name?
My blog’s title is dragonandrose. Although it is not very descriptive, it has a symbolic meaning. The ‘Dragon’ part of the title refers to the ‘negative’ aspects of the chronic illness. For a while in my life, I was consumed in this type of mindset. It was difficult for me to see anything good happening in my life. If you look carefully, there is the positive aspect. The ‘Rose’ part of the title represents this. I also feel that dealing with various problems related to epilepsy has made me a patient person.
What is my tagline?
I have changed my tagline to: Personal Experience Driven Guide to Epilepsy (for the misguided!)
A guide for the misguided (or uninformed)! Are you new to epilepsy? Maybe you were just diagnosed or you know someone who has it and want to learn more. This blog has a collection of resources for persons with epilepsy as well as some of my personal experiences. Some of the problems I face are typical for others with epilepsy (and chronic illnesses) such as: finding full-time employment, getting affordable health insurance, celebrating holidays on a budget, and so on.
What do you mean by “Personal Experience”? According to epilepsy.com: “Epilepsy is a spectrum condition with a wide range of seizure types and control varying from person-to-person.” I am not a doctor or social worker. Most of what I know is based on personal experience. Epilepsy is different depending on the person, but hopefully you find some of what I have written useful.