i was diagnosed with absent seizures when i was 4 my teacher as the first one do noticed them, i am now 14 and are still having them and they are getting a lot better i used have them for 15-20 seconds now i am only getting them for the longest of 7 seconds. people used to say ago me that they aren't that bad when actually when you actually have them it is quite hard to live with because sometimes you do feel like you can't do certain things and this exactly what me and my parents didn't want so ever since i was 4 i have been skiing down black slopes , moguls, off piste and i also ride a lot and i am pretty sure when peoples see me they are like that girl is crazy and would not expect that i have a form of epilepsy. now you might be diagnosed with absent seizures or other types i really don't think that it should affect your life it certainly hasn't affected mine. the funny thing about it is that you always have the best series to tell to your friend for example i was once skiing in val d'isere, france when i was about six and my teacher told me to do 50 turns down a red run, i did about three adjust zoomed down the mountain and most likely knocked over many people, at first he was angry at me but then i was just like wait what ?? and he realised it was an absent seizure we laughed for ages and went for a hot chocolate. i bet you all have funny stories as well and i really do think you should live your life as others. everyone is unique and everyone ha their own dreams to follow!!!