lindsey's story

My Story

I was twenty years old

And healthy as can be

But little did I know

Life was about to change for me.

I was walking in my schools’ gym

With my older brother

Then suddenly I opened my eyes

And I was on a stretcher under the covers.

My brother looked at me and said

“Lindsey, you had a seizure,”

I shook my head and laughed a little

Because I was a disbeliever

My mom and dad drove

To the hospital to see me

In that bed, I sat frightened, timid, and scared

And I knew I was worrying the hell out of my family.

It was my first episode

All my tests were all clean

So, they decided to send me home.

I kept thinking, “what does this mean?”

Three months had passed

But I still had not forgotten that day.

And I was in for a treat

Much to my dismay.

It was during dinner at home

I fell right onto my mother.

Another grand mal, my body was powerless

I did not even realize I had another.

I could not even say

My birthday when I was asked.

All I remember is blinking my eyes

Then suddenly, several minutes had been passed.

The loss of memory and the stumbling words,

Why can I not remember?

Another round of tests and a pile of worries

Why did my body just surrender?

The doctor ordered medicine

Because it was my second grand mal seizure.