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Paul Boreham

I am coming up to 30 years old next March and have been living with epilepsy since I was first diagnosed when I was 15. I have experienced simple and complex partial seizures as well as tonic clonics.

It's taken me 9 years to get a degree because some of universities I looked at didn't provide carers for me only for people with physical disabilities but in the end I got a degree. During my time at university I went through having temporal lobectomy which reduced the seizures but more tonic clonics were coming on, so I went through further tests to see if I could have more surgery and the result was no and it now classed as uncontrollable epilepsy and I have also been on 10 + drugs which have never worked.

So the next options are to either continue with drugs or insert a vagus nerve stimulator (which is currently under discussion)...with this my personal life is going downhill because my choice of career is now gone and my GP has said wait until the epilepsy is controlled before searching careers and this has drawn me to near suicide because I don't want to live life of doing nothing.

Paul Boreham
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