As you can see, my dogs make me very happy, especially when Molly gives me doggie kisses. But I'm particularly happy having my photo taken in that field for a reason. In October 2010 I took the dogs walking in this field. That morning I had the first bout of epileptic seizures I was going to experience for the next nine months which eventually led to me being re-diagnosed with a different kind of epilepsy. Nearly two years on, I have finally felt confident enough to venture into that field once again. Out of all the fields we have on the farm, that is one I refused to enter again, merely because it brought back the memory of having a seizure and me coming round not knowing where I was.
Yesterday, Amy and I walked with the dogs from bale to bale, taking pictures, laughing, joking, playing with the dogs and having a wonderful time. I did think about that morning nearly two years ago, but I didn't fear it, like I have been doing for such a long time. For me, this has been a milestone and a way forward, knowing I am no longer scared to walk through that field and recollect those awful moments that felt like forever. Here are a few more photos we took. I feel a sense of pride in that I have more courage than I thought I had, and perhaps this will help me to once more live my life to the full.