This personal epilepsy story was submitted to Living Well With Epilepsy by an anonymous contributor on his good life experience with despite years of approximately 4 seizures each month.
I’ve had epilepsy since I was 8, and am now 68. My seizures have persisted through those 60 years at the rate of about 4 seizures per month. Still, I’ve had a pretty good life.
After graduate school I got a job as a librarian at a college in South Carolina. After being there two years, I was fired from that job.
Being fired like this was perhaps the best thing that ever happened to me. I got a far better job at a university on PA. Also, since I was moving to PA, I asked my girlfriend to marry me and move with me. She agreed, and we began our new lives in PA.
The Good Life
She and I have now both retired from our jobs there, and returned to S. Carolina, where we’d met. Overall, I’ve had a very good life despite the epilepsy.
Still, the biggest blessing in my life was surviving a two story fall, which was the probable cause of my epilepsy. I guess I’ve been pretty lucky, the epilepsy notwithstanding.