Epilepsy – We are Now Aware

I’ve joined a number of Facebook groups over the course of this year. You can track my year, and Mark’s health year, by them. In February, I joined one for people with a spouse with a chronic illness. In August, I joined one for people with cancer and their caregivers. Then another, for people with SNUC and their spouses. In October, I joined one for people with epilepsy and their loved ones. I have to say, with all the challenges people write about in all these groups, perhaps the group that expresses the greatest level of stress, anxiety, depression, fear, and hopelessness is the epilepsy group. So I’m sharing a post from there here, as a public service announcement to let yinz know that folks with seizures really, really struggle. They are often lonely and isolated. They’ve lost their jobs, their independence, and their sense of safety in their own bodies. November is epilepsy awareness month. Shout out to all those with seizures. You are fighting a hard battle. I hear you.