A Poem by Heather Bos
Where this journey led me I never thought I would be.
This winding road journey led by my epilepsy.
It is terrifying and scary not to have control,
Not knowing the next time I would go unconscious and fall.
There are still scars and bruises that will remain on my heart,
From family and friend relationships that fell apart.
However, I kept on trying to be strong,
To find a place where I would belong.
The advancements in technology that I got to see,
Showed me I could get control of my epilepsy.
I met amazing people, who I would have never known,
If I did not agree to the treatments I was shown.
Long Hospital stays filled with anxiety and fear,
Not knowing that I would finally end up here.
I am lucky and feel really blessed,
That my strength and courage was put to the test.
Epilepsy has been an extraordinary journey for me.
I am a strong warrior that accepts whatever is meant to be.
The scars that are now on my head from brain surgery I wear as a battle wound.
It shows I had to be strong before this flower bloomed.
Epilepsy has no cure and I will have it forever.
But A Super Surgeon did everything in his power to help me get better.
Look at what I have done and look at what I have seen!
None of it would have been possible without epilepsy!
Pictured here is Heather Bos with her "Super Surgeon" Dr. Valiante