New guest Aaron Lebold has launched his own site on Medium! His site, much like Record Store Tales/Getting More Tale, is his memoirs. Aaron will still be back here doing guest shots — he’s already sent me his newest one. I wanted to post his most recent story from his own site here because it has personal meaning to me. Regular readers here know that my wife has epilepsy. It has been the biggest challenge ever thrown at us. His story reminds me of ours. Aaron was also the first person I ever knew to have seizures, although I never saw him have one.
As I had mentioned, the teacher I had for Grade six was the same teacher I had earlier in school. This was also the same teacher that went to my mother to express concerns about my attention in class. I held a pretty big resentment towards her back then, as I felt she was saying that something was wrong with me.
One day in school, my mother came and picked me up. I didn’t know where we were going, she just told me I was going to have some tests done. We ended up at a doctors office where they attached a lot of wires to me, and put me under a pretty intense strobe light for a few minutes.
The whole process, even though at the time I really didn’t understand it, already was solidifying in my head that I was different, and that something was wrong with me. No other kids that I knew of had to go and get this type of examination.