I was diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy a couple of weeks after my 40th birthday in 2011 when, completely out of the blue, I experienced a huge seizure at my desk at work.
Following two more seizures of similar size that evening, I was hospitalised for a week and signed off work for a further fortnight.
I went on to have two more seizures in as many months and since then, I'm happy to report, I've experienced nothing further.
I'm still on two 400mg doses of Tegretol each day and my memory's buggered.
I do consider myself very fortunate although I won't deny that it's always in the back of my mind...