I’m also going to be 16 in January so driving came up (because my mum asked about it). Personally, I think driving is a bit scary and I really have no desire to get my license. So we are going to wait until I’m 17 and revisit the topic. In the meantime, I have lots of friends who can drive me around. 😉
Although there wasn’t any change resulting from my hospital stay (I was hoping the doctor would said I could go off my meds right away), something nice did happen. I had the opportunity to meet with the clinical psychologist who works in neurology at BC Children’s. She was awesome. The doctors were wondering if I was maybe having anxiety issues that were contributing to my headaches and symptoms. Anxiety disorder often goes with epilepsy (for good reason). But after 3 sessions with her, she said I have no signs of clinical anxiety. But she did give some great suggestions for reducing stress. She recommended that I start a yoga practice (which I’ve wanted to do for a while now) and join a mindfulness/meditation group for teens (but I seriously doubt there is one where I live – we are pretty rural).
Anyway, I’m happy to be back home and (believe it or not) back to school!