I was first diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 11years old. Basically my epilepsy started when I hit puberty. I am now 50 years old and since then my life has been a rollercoaster re epilepsy I spent a long time in denial and have suffered serious bouts of depression due to this. I have had petit mal, absence, tonic clonic, complex partial seizures. I used to be a support worker for people with learning disabilities which I did for 18 years but when my epilepsy became really uncontrollable I lost my job due to epilepsy. There have been times when my epilepsy has been that bad I've been too frightened to go out. My husband and my parents are my rocks they help me through the bad times, I have two beautiful children and I look at that and think how lucky I am.
At times I couldn't of talked about my epilepsy without crying but I guess now I'm older I've decided to fight back, and just recently discovered exercise this does help as long as I don't overdo it , it helps me feel good .Also I am doing a local bunny hop with my daughter which is to raise awareness for epilepsy awareness through epilepsy action and I've also signed up for the self management on line course through epilepsy action so at the moment I'm filling my time up pretty well which is what I was lacking since I lost my job x fight like a girl x