From our partner Irene Tarragó
Last week we took a getaway through the Aragonese Pyrenees and we even took a walk through Ordesa. As you can see, epilepsy doesn’t stop me from doing things. Today, my age and ailments almost slow me down more than the illness itself that has always accompanied me. I think that the routine, knowing that it is there but that we get along well if I treat it well, makes me hardly think about the fact that, in fact, I have epilepsy. It’s not something I think about very often. It is true that, as I say many times, I am privileged because I can keep epilepsy at bay by taking my medications and following the rules, but it is also true that I have been a follower of all the protocol that I have to follow my entire life. I mean, I’ve earned it. That things are not achieved without will and without renunciations, but you must always see what you gain in exchange for that will and those renunciations. And I have gained a lot in quality of life and in being able to lead an ordinary life, being a mother, with my hobbies, my forays into politics, my songs…
I have never been one of those people who always have their illness in their mouths and constantly complain about how miserable they are, etc., etc. I have already said other times that I have never felt sick. When I have encountered an obstacle to doing something, I have simply looked for another way to do it or to do it more slowly. Nothing is impossible. And I believe that no two people do things identically. The important thing is the results.
As you can see, epilepsy doesn’t stop me from doing things. Today, my age and ailments almost slow me down more than the illness itself that has always accompanied me.
Yes. This week I have rediscovered nature at its autumn peak, with colors that populated all that tree mass, with water in its waterfalls and even with a little snow. I have enjoyed it very much. The capacity for wonder is something that I have not lost either and that seems essential to enjoying special moments.
A hug to all.