We live in the house my wife was raised in. Across the street, when my wife was young, was a family with fraternal twins. One of those twins had horrible health issues her entire life, visibly stunting her growth, affecting her posture, and a bunch of other things. Her life was assuredly shortened. Yet she met a young man, they married, bought a house, and she lived only a few years after that. But she was so happy, and he so kind and giving.
When you love someone, you love them for what they are, not what they could be. I have heart rhythm issues, seizures, a tic, anxiety, and my wife has lived with that most our 38 years of marriage. She has a few issues as well.
Your parents remark appears to be somewhat insensitive, but parents are like that. But their reasoning doesn't include the concept of healthy men and women that cheat on their other half, or use drugs, or any number of things. Happiness is not always great health.
I do not have Grand Mal seizures, mine just effect memory and makes me feel Deja Vu strongly. But your boyfriend and I have one thing in common, that being the seizures are capable of being controlled by medication. The likely reason your boyfriend had a seizure was the withdrawal of medication. There may be a suspension of his licence until he is seizure free for 6 months, but people with controlled seizure conditions can drive. Improper withdrawal of seizure medication can cause a seizure, so if his doctor didn't instruct him to taper enough, that may have been the cause even if an underlying condition didn't exist.
Hope this helps.
Famous people with seizures.www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-with-epilepsy/celebrity-lists
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