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Do Any Of You Feel That You Have Been Taken Advantage Of?

Do Any Of You Feel That You Have Been Taken Advantage Of?

Lots of us have to stay under controll of others while some dont out of fear or need. Some of us refuse and go about on our own. Either way we all struggle either financially or body function or how we feel. How do all of you feel about your needs and has anyone ever known and taken advantage of you? If not have you ever fealt sheltered and how do you stay free even on your worst days.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I survive by the good grace of my support system. It is small but every support person is like a precious gem. I try to treat them all with love, respect, and always remember to thank them and give back to them whenever they are in need themselves.

To give is to receive. To heal is to be healed. To love is to be loved. Everyone is in fact a child of God (The Universe) no matter how difficult they may seem, and I try to not think unkindly of anyone. I try to treat others as I would like to be treated, and I try to not fight negativity with more negativity.

On bad days I get up. I put one foot ahead of the other and try to navigate through my chores. I take my furry friend out for a walk even if I don't feel like it. I try to cook a nice dinner for my girlfriend. If I go out I try to smile and be kind to other people which always makes me feel better as well. I may visit this website or call a friend, remembering to also ask them how they are doing.

When I fail I try to remember to forgive myself, just like I try to forgive others. I try to be grateful for every day and every breath because each second is a gift.

Just knowing that others with seizures are struggling makes me feel less alone in my struggles. I hope you find the strength you need, and I hope you find the people to support you as well, and don't forget the world also needs you and your unique gifts.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Yea my mom taught me to look at others who don’t have food or clean water .or a roof over their head and be thankful for what we do have and how we are. Life is always worse some where else

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Luckily my mom taught me that things can always be worse and even though epilepsy is something you have to live with, you can be successful. I struggle with functioning at work after a nocturnal seizure but I always somehow manage to push myself enough to make it through. Don’t get me wrong, some things are more difficult (course work) but overall I never let fear stop me from doing what I want. The only fear I experience is when I close my eyes at night and hope I don’t have a seizure.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

There have been times when I’m introduced to new people for the first time. We could be having a good time. But, when they find out that I have seizures. Their personality changes. They see you differently. This is something that has happened many times.

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hello Jacque, I believe that this is a Great Question. I can't say that I feel that I have ever, but I may be an exception. I feel some times like I may not be able to do certain things, like drive professionally, however, I do not know that choosing to do that would be a good choice anyway. I stay focused on the Man that I want my children to see.

posted almost 3 years ago
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