So everything I know about epilepsy is what I have seen or read in the media this interview was illuminating on what a person with epilepsy needs to do to navigate the world safely. There is so much in this interview about triggers, surrendering to your body as self care, dating with epilepsy, drinking or not drinking socially, and what kinds of lighting can cause an attack. Emily is so interesting to talk to. This is a wonderful interview to share with anyone who has or has a friend or family member who has been diagnosed with epilepsy.
I admit it I ADORE her and her dog Sirius (How can you not love a pirate service dog named for Harry Potter character Sirius Black?) We had a long talk about Ehlers Danlos, life in a wheelchair, CRPS, and service dog etiquette. Service dogs behaving badly can be a huge danger for disabled people dealing with chronic pain and chronic illness. Enjoy this week and tune in next week for part 2.