Hi I am new to this site . I have another one I go to almost daily . Miss now and then but that's OK.
I have Epilepsy .I need to give you a background so you know how I became an epileptic had Viral Encephalitis at age 12.It was called chickenpox on the brain . The Dr's told my parents I would not live , I was comatose for 7 days . I came out of it . My parents were told I would never walk or talk . My first words were "GIVE ME A BUD."Bud-light commercial was on TV . I had a battle to walk and talk right . But I made it.
I stared having seizures in the hospital .Dr's sent me home with phenobarbital . The affects were beyond my understanding . I threw them in the snow . When I was 14 we moved to Missouri . I was having Grand Mal seizures , tonic colonic ,psycho motor , and other seizures . Mom took me to doctor after Dr . They said it was all IN my head . My mom said You betcha they are they are seizures.
When I was 19 I had a absence seizure when I was getting ready to go on a class trip . I was in the girls restroom with a few others . I started to strip and follow my finger in the air in a circle . The girls got the teacher . The teacher called my mom and asked why she never told the school I had epilepsy.?My mom was ecstatic that someone FINELY noticed .I was changed to a Dr of the schools choice . My epilepsy got under control.
Here I am 17 years later a normal person(or as normal as I can).Thanks for letting me share.