I have had epilepsy since the age of 15, now i am 20 i have fully understood how epilepsy can affect a lot of people.
Having Epilepsy was hard to take in considering that I rarely got ill, but firstly i found it really hard to talk to people about it especially to friends, my best friend treats me exactly the same and she is not bothered about it, whereas my friends at school treated me differently. One of them mothered me and was constantly checking if i was OK whereas my other friend was scared to come towards when i would come back to school after i have had a seizure.
But overall I have never let epilepsy take control of me, i am at university and living it up, i know my limits with alcohol and the amount of sleep i need, but this doesn't stop me from going out and having fun. With this i have finally found friends that accept me and they dont care that i have epilepsy which is what i like, i would say here that with friends like that it makes me feel normal, but there is no such thing as normal.