We will finish up the Chronic Illness Challenge today. This has been a very insightful experience and I feel the urge to try another blogging challenge.
Day 29: What has helped you with the stress of this lifestyle?
- Classical music – my lifestyle includes a lot of grading. Mozart’s 2 pianos helps me stay focused on the task and is very soothing.
- Downtime – schedule some downtime to do fun stuff. I am usually more productive afterwards.
- support groups – my epilepsy foundation support group as well as friends and family are great places to discuss problems.
Day 30: Name each part of your body and how your illness has affected it.
Since I have tonic-clonic (or grand-mal) seizures, my epilepsy affects my whole body. No body part goes unaffected. It takes a few hours for me to recuperate from the experience. I have to wait even longer before I can have a decent conversation with someone.