The life I never expected

Way back... Way back when... Way back when I didn't know how disabled Hugh was or would be... Way back when I didn't realise how destructive his seizures were... Way back when I thought the doctors could fix things... I thought,  I thought that once we'd sorted the epilepsy everything would be better, I thought that once we'd sorted the epilepsy I'd have to struggle to come to terms with having a child that needed to go to special school.
I didn't expect to have to come to terms with having a child that would be unlikely to live past his teenage years.
I didn't expect to come to terms with having a son that hardly knew I existed.
I didn't expect that, even once the terrible times had past, the devastating consequences would remain.
Hugh's epilepsy has robbed him of a future. Hugh's epilepsy has robbed us of the child he might have been.
His really bad seizures are less often than they used to be, And for that I am grateful, But they cast a long shadow, And I ne…

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  1. A tag for H, gorgeous. A badge for you, courageous. A title for all of you, The Incredibles x

  2. Very moving and profound. Did you write it?
    (SEN Editor for Britmums)

    ps... you have Captcha enabled :/

  3. The Incredibles!!! Cheers Areyoukiddingney - I love it!

    Hayley - thanks, yes, I did write it. Not sure about Captcha enabled - isn't it a handy (albeit irritating) way of stopping spammers. Hadn't really looked in to alternatives.


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