Post Edited (sarahbtsd) : 1/21/2007 7:39:24 PM (GMT-7)
I was just diagnosed this summer although I did have some seizures when I was 12-13 years old and another one in 1983 when my little brother died.
I have such a problem with memory. Oh, by the way, my hair is blonde also. I can get off the phone and can not remember who I was just talking to. I have to really think about it. It feels like there is this processor in my brain that slowly figures it out. I also have trouble finding words. I still haven't been able to get to that 90 days to be able to drive. I had to take early retirement last summer. Every time I have a seizure, my daughters and I don't feel it safe for me to keep my three beautiful grandchildren for a while.
I think you are very brave to even try to be in a relationship and to try to work. I applaud you!
I to have TLE and have had it for 34 years.Before my temporal lobe surgery I had 3 children.Before I started a family my wife and I asked my Neuro.at the time what the odds where of one our kids being born with epilepsy.She told us it would be a "one and a million"chance,and today I have 3 healthy beautiful children that are my world.DON'T let your epilepsy control you,or who you can be.Try changing your meds.and see if that helps with the memory issue.I may have epilepsy BUT I don't let it run my life.I have all the memory issues as well but I have learn to bite the bullet and live with what the good lord gave me.I wish you well and good luck.
That's true what Micheal said. My first born daughter does have epilepsy, but it is very mild and she has never had a grand mal siezure. In fact the only reason why I found out is because she happened to be on the computer one day for a very long time and felt "funny". The meds control her wonderfully.She is incredibly bright, on the honour roll, well liked etc. Her very mild form of epilepsy has never really affected her. So even if you do have a child with epilepsy, apparently statistics show that it would probobly be a milder form than what you have.If you were to ask her today whether it was unfair of me to have her, she would look at you like you were crazy. She is incredibly happy, and rarely thinks about her condition. She just takes her pills and forgets about it. Take care! Shawna