Not to anyone I know, you see, but to complete strangers whom I am linked to by the fact that they, too, have epilepsy and to see how those other people try and handle the great daily uncertainties that epilepsy brings to those inflicted with it.
There has been a nice site-I won’t say which one- but a site that has allowed me to speak with other people about all kinds of things. Neurological subjects have varied widely from more normal, common questions from people asking other online subjects whether or not certain medications have worked for them. Other people with epilepsy have had a little fun online at their own expense: One person comically expressed how they had burnt themselves with hot water while boiling something because a seizure occurred at, well, the wrong time. Though he made light of it, this person ended up being OK despite burning their foot and hitting their head.
I just love the entries like this where, despite their disorders, many people have found a way to put a smile on my face and, hopefully, others. That is one of the things I try to push forward when I speak to others who may not have such a cheery or uplifting entry and are just looking for someone to talk to because they are confused or scared with whatever seizure disorder that they have.
No, I didn’t make this an awfully big blog but it was short and to the point: there are not an awful lot of details that need to be shared but the subject, I thought, was a fun one to write about.
Overall, it’s been so interesting, though. I’m willing to bet that I will continue talking with people and giving encouraging words if they’re feeling sad or frustrated from living with epilepsy. To me, it sometimes feels like a job because I can do that(talking), give advice, and I have no problem trying to help people feel better about themselves.