After the first attack, months of uncertainty follow, because – writes Miljuschka – one attack makes another epilepsy. However, the second attack soon comes and then the medical mill full of examinations, trying medication and seeing what fits and works begins. At that time, Miljuschka suffered from sleepless nights, because ‘an unnoticed attack can be fatal’.
According to her, the impact on her daily life is also incalculable at the beginning. ‘Every day you run into new challenges,’ she explains in the message. ‘Doing things alone that are very normal for children are not an option. Only cycling, swimming or playing outside without supervision is really not possible, because an attack is also lurking there. Each phase of her growing up brings a new challenge.’
Nevertheless, the concerned mother has not been discouraged in recent years and, as an ambassador for EpilepsyNL, wants to draw more attention to the disease. For example, she makes a baking book with her daughter especially for this purpose. All proceeds go to charity. Part of the sale of her magazine is also transferred to this fund.
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