Sunday, December 15, 2013

A Child

Since having Epilepsy, I think Sara and I have put our desire to have a family on hold. It's not like we were exactly ready to start a family in 2008, but the option was always on the table.

Now, it's a different story. My IVIG treatments are over and the doctors seem to want to work on my medication "mix" for now... something I've been gravely afraid of since I've had so many problems in the past. I have been to four different hospitals since 2008 and Mayo Clinic is the one that we both seem to trust the most, because they are willing to take the appropriate risks.

By that, I mean, they needed to see how my brain worked by having me off my medication in the EEG last November and they have at least tried to have me in various treatments before going ahead with new medications. Don't get me wrong, I trust NW, but the years we've been with them haven't exactly been the greatest, psychologically.

I wanted to officially state in this post that I want to start a family, but Sara and I are not exactly sure if we are "allowed" to have a baby, given our current situation. I don't believe that anyone should be unable to start a family, but I don't want to bring a child into a world where they are not number one on our list of priorities.

This is a post where I'd love to hear my reader's feedback. I believe Sara and I are good people who deserve the opportunity to start a family, and everyone around us would agree, but we can't get it out of our heads that there may be some people out there that would disagree.

I love my wife and I love my family. We have supporters, and I know the baby would be welcomed with open arms... literally. Our therapist said to us this past week that there will never to a perfect time to have a baby. I believe her, and I know I'd be a good Dad. I'd most likely be a stay-at-home Father, and I think... No... I know I'm up for the challenge.

Life... bring it on.

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