Hi Puppylove, *hugs* Lady I can relate.. infact you'll find out alot of people here can. Being diagnosed with any disease can be extremely uhm frightful to say the least!
I thought my life was hectic raising 3 kids with a husband who was in the military and gone most of our marriage because of TDY. So I thought I would make myself happy and start doing what it took to get me there, and then in February last year I was devastated to find out I had crohn's disease and needed surgery to remove some of my intestines. I freaked! And also slipped into denial.. Depression didn't hit me, till one day I looked in the mirror and saw a different person standing there.. I seen a 97lb woman with scars all over not the same person I thought I was.. Was up to 19 pills a day not including pain medicine and I lost all hope.
I am soooooo sorry to hear about your diagnosis, it's definitely not fair! My mom went to school to become a nurse much later in life (49) And she is now 62 and taking care of people in their homes who are sick and bedridden..
I do hope this doesn't slow you down, and maybe you can even use it to your benefit.. Once you do get your license and epilepsy under control, you'll bring more hope to those in your care.. because you'll succeed and beat this and help others with your compassion and knowledge of "being there"
Your in my thoughts and prayers, stay strong!
There are two days in the week about which and upon which I never worry. Two carefree days, kept sacredly free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is Yesterday... And the other day I do not worry about is Tommorrow.
~Robert Jones Burdette