My epilepsy came totally out of the blue in 2009 with a tonic clonic seizure after just getting out of my car. Thankful since then I've only ever had one more 'big' seizure. Since then I was having about 2 complex partial seizures a month.
Over the years I've tried lots of different tablets and hopefully now I'm in a good place with my meds since I've been seizure free since December 2016!
I've always lived a full and active life never letting it get in the way of me doing things. I bought my house a year ago and live alone. I love working out at the gym and going out with my friends.
Unfortunately earlier this month I was dismissed from my job because of my epilepsy as they said they could no longer make any more 'reasonable adjustments' for me. I'm not letting this stop me however as I've always worked and love working with children. I'm using this opportunity to sign with a supply agency to get some experience behind me so hopefully I can get a more permanent job in the future.
Having a hidden disability should NEVER stop you doing anything. Keep your head held high and stand proud to fight the stigma! #epilepsyarmy #notostigma #determined #keepfighting