From looking at this site you would think more women suffer from epilepsy than men. Is this true or are women just more open and honest than men? Are men more embarrassed about admitting they are ill?
I have no problem telling people I have Epilepsy. If they want to know more about It , I will . If they don’t , I don’t care what they think. If I Seizure in public, I just go on my way like nothing happened. Now if someone were to ask if I’m alright , I would respond back to them, that I’ll be ok and thank them.
I have learned and coped to the harsh world 🌎 and I don’t give a crap. This will alway be apart of my life and the many people out there are ignorant and fear what they don’t understand. I just don’t worry about them because I also have friends who do understand to an extent. That’s all that matters.
my son has Epilepsy it's hard on them they want him to not work i told him if he wants anything in life he has to work for it.i know it's hard you never let anyone judge you on who you are you hold you head up high !
I am bless to have a very special person in my life that understands epilepsy his son has it so I can talk to him and only him about any and everything that is so stress free 😊👍
Shawn, I agree and I still do in 60 yrs but if get to know person real good like my brother I will say, Cause one time I did tell someone and he ask me do I drive and I said yes and been 23 yrs sz free and he said I still shouldnt drive and I hurt and heart drop when he said that,But its ok for drunks, heart attack or fall asleep at wheel to get back on the road so now I say nothing. Us people with ep are always put down no matter what I feel whats your opinion on that
No! It isn't that, I just think there are many things that many people are afraid to admit. I just state that Epilepsy, unlike many other disability can be regarded as an invisible disability.
It not until we have a seizure, out in the public, that many people, who think your drunk, can actually recognize that we are epileptic, until we come around & speak out, after wondering why people are stood nearby looking at you & asking you if your OK. Then the feeling is you feel annoyed that you have not only had another one, but in front of many strangers. The good this is they all have acted sensibly, kept an eye on you & called for medical help, if & when required.