I also would love to make more friends as well as people are quick to judge at times.
I always wear my medical tag, if someone glances at it, the first word they see is “Epilepsy”.
I never hide from anyone that I have seizures, if anyone disapproves of me for the fact of my being an epileptic, that’s their loss, not mine.
From what I have read so far it sounds like everyone that has written something here is dealing with the same situation. I cannot find a significant other either. I went to college graduated, lived on a campus with 25,000 other people, then grad school. So nobody can accuse me of being uneducated. Like many other people that have epilepsy I cannot drive. I do not have any friends my own age living close to me. This neighborhood only has senior citizens in it. Friends are important so I have to move somehow. I'm beginning to believe if anyone else is an adult here + parents are overprotective it may be time for them to see a psychologist. No offense to anyone, just an opinion.
Robert I know how you feel.When most guys find out that I have seziures they won't either won't want to go with me or just be a friend.They don't think we can do as much as a person without them.But they are wrong.
Think about this in reverse- if you met a woman who told you she had
a certain condition how would you react? Lost my hubby-cancer-20 yrs
ago started to date 6 years later. An older sister advised me not to tell
men bout by epilepsy "cause not many men would put up with that". My
response "Who would want an idiot like that ?". Everyone has a health
condition of some kind. A friend had a stroke leaving her unable to walk
without a cane- her hubby of over 30yrs divorced her!
You have seizures that come and go. I used to have severe ones but they
were not fatal- now just frequent partials. Once on a bus after I wanted
to tell driver so he would know I was okay. Others asked me questions
bout this cause they didn't know much bout seizures. One guy asked me out.
The more you learn the more you can help others understand. Many of
the geniuses in history-Einstein, Edison, Socrates, Monet for a few- had
epilepsy as well. You need an intelligent person to hook up with- try some
on-line dating service to find one. With 1 in 26 others having epilepsy you
might even meet another epileptic.
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