My partner, Tania, found this site for me a couple of weeks ago called TheMighty (love the name) where people “Face disability, disease and mental illness together.”
Recently, I’ve had a few issues with my Epilepsy (yes, I have Epilepsy as some may not know). My health is in good condition, especially physically but I’ve had a seizure recently (at work) and am in the process of taking some time off to regroup, see my doctors and hopefully feel better (mentally).
TheMighty seems like a great place to interact with others who are dealing with the same issues. I think it’s a great place for anyone to sign up that has an illness where they need support and more information.
It’s hard when you seem physically fine but sometimes get overwhelmed easily, forget things, feel fatigued, etc. It’s really hard for people to understand this that haven’t been through it. I read once that it’s not the same as having a broken leg and being able to recover fully.
I’ve been lucky since I had my brain tumour removed in June 2012 and have been able to lead a fairly normal life (although some wonder if I was ever “normal”… whatever “normal” is 🙂 )
Enough about me… I found this story on TheMighty and found it interesting and also I can relate to it… Please read and help spread awareness that even though we appear “Okay” sometimes we are dealing with other struggles.
A woman with epilepsy talks about what the general public misunderstands about her condition.