Weʼre raising £2,000 to help fund a wellbeing healing retreat
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My life changed in 2013 soon after I gave birth to my first born. I started feeling strange and become unaware of my surroundings, my family said that I would just black out and this happened almost daily. It took quite a few months and tests but I was finally diagnose with epilepsy. We worked out that I was having complex partial seizures, this is where a person blacks out, I drop anything I am holding and stop instantly, even if crossing a road. I will not respond if anyone is talking to me and takes me a few minutes to come round. After seizures it can make you extremely tired so I often had to sleep it off after I had one. As you can imagine with a young baby this way extremely difficult and I would not of managed without the support of my lovely family. I have been on lots of medications and eventually in 2016 when I was pregnant with my second, I tended to have around 10 a month which was quite a drop. Once I gave birth December 2018 , my seizures have dropped alot and I have only had about 5 since then. As you can imagine, this all affecting me so much emotionally and I hit bad depression and high anxiety issues. I was scared to ever leave the house incase it happened. This year I finally started to do small walks such as the school run on a friday to get me used to finally being a bit more independent and not relying so much on my family. I felt so isolated when I never left the house due to my anxiety and I am trying my hardest to try and get my life back on track to start feeling like a normal person again. I have been seeing someone who has been helping me with my anxiety and has offered me a once in a lifetime opportunity of a wellbeing retreat . There is a team who will be there to help you reconnect with your emotions and address issues that hold you back offering different types of therapy on this retreat. This is a huge thing that would really help me get back on my feet but I just can't afford it so thought Id reach out and see if there is anyone willing to help me achieve my goals of getting over my fears and anxiety. It would be greatly appreciated.
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