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Natasha Streatfield

I have been living with epilepsy for 11 years now, it's been a struggle at times and finding the strength to talk about epilepsy to people who don't understand the condition is heartbreaking sometimes as people think you just have a fit! It's not the case after the embrassing moments like having a sezuire in the bath and your mum and paramedics are looking over you naked when you have no idea what's happened, the person that once called me a freak, there's the reality of it the medication which you have to get the correct balance and then kick in the side effects of the medication, the tiredness the flashing lights the list goes on, I've done so well in life that I haven't let having epilepsy hold me back iv always had a job, I drive, gone a girly holiday, clubbing I leave early but I go, I've lived abroad in cyprus without my family and had the most amazing experiences and last year I got married which was my real life ambition let's face as a woman we all dream of being a princess in that wedding dress and I am lucky to be with a man who doesn't judge me or find living with a epileptic a problem does he understand it totally no does my family no do I no everything no but they are the most supportive family you could ask for and they know enough to keep me going when things are bad and do everything to help me have a save and normal life I haven't let having this hold me back in life I do everything I want to and when people say to look at you you wouldn't know I hope after reading this they look into it to understand it's not catching or freaky or something you look like its a condition that doesn't get enough support.

Natasha Streatfield
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