Living with Epilepsy It’s scary, living in fear, living the unknown, not knowing when your next seizure will strike, if it’ll strike again at all. That’s what it’s like, living with an invisible disability. It’s hidden and sometimes, without warning, it can strike. I’ve lived the last 11 years of my life … Read More
This personal story submitted by Rich who has lived with psychomotor seizures for 60 years. I hope you enjoy getting to know Rich’s story and benefit from his experience as much as I have. Rich’s Story I have now had psychomotor seizures (along with a few grand mal) for 60 years. They … Read More
Knee tendinitis, ankles that sprain easily … most marathon runners are nagged by a particular body part that is prone to injury. My nag is my head. I have epilepsy that, for whatever reason, tends to be provoked by running. I’ll be in the middle of a run, cruising along, feeling great, and – bam! – suddenly have a seizure. Bummer when you’re trying to set a personal record.
As a child, my seizures were a very pleasant experience, but for the longest time my parents thought I was just daydreaming. I went undiagnosed until I was 8. I was having over 100 petit mal seizures a day, and my grades were so poor that I was put into English as a Second Language (ESL) courses because my teachers didn’t think I knew English.