I have learned not to worry about Rose.
After twenty-four years of being Seizure Mama, it’s a necessity for my own survival.
I am very aware of the stress level of college students right now.
I used to teach college biology, so I understand that this part of the semester
is a race to the finish line for students. Actually, there are four or five finish lines.
Add in spring fever, plans for summer trips and a summer job
and you have a tornado of stress.
We know what that means.
I am thankful that Rose is an experienced student who does not procrastinate.
I count on her to make good decisions.
She is in charge of herself. My worrying will not do anything but harm me.
Still. I plan to keep very busy these next four weeks.
Just in case I try to wander into the “Worry Maze.”
(That’s what I call it when the “What Ifs” try to sneak into my thoughts.)
STUDENTS with seizures: Take care of yourselves until the semester ends.
Good sleep, good food, good exercise, study in spurts. No 24 hour marathons.
PARENTS: This is their ball game. Stay in the stands.