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Working with Epilepsy

This group is for those of us who are able to work, or wanting to work. It is a place to share the joys and frustrations of the workplace, and how e causes challenges there. Maybe we can encourage and help each other.

Members: 353
Latest Activity: 14 hours ago

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curious?

Started by vickie garcia. Last reply by vickie garcia Apr 4. 15 Replies

hi guys when I think about my life, I think i'm 23 still living at home will I ever be happy and get the career I want. Since you guys have seizures or have experienced them, what job or career do u…Continue

Are you comfortable with being referred to as an 'epileptic' or 'person with epilepsy'

Started by Darren Wright. Last reply by Danielle Lynn Isaacs Feb 24. 27 Replies

I have had epilepsy for over 25 years and never had a problem with, or actually thought about how I should be referred. Personally I didn't mind, but until it was pointed out to me the other…Continue

Be Careful what you post on Facebook....

Started by S T. Last reply by John Gutierrez Feb 6. 32 Replies

I worked for a large retail store for fifteen years as a dept. management.  My seizures were under control for most of the time I was there.  The last four or five years they came back.  They started…Continue

Losing Jobs and Epilepsy

Started by Elizabeth Seely. Last reply by James Dec 27, 2013. 6 Replies

I was intrigued by some of the posts regarding employment and epilepsy. In case you haven't read my initial post, I had epilepsy from age eight months until six years of age. At age six and a half I…Continue

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Comment by Danielle Lynn Isaacs 14 hours ago

Thanks Tammi!!!!!!

Comment by Tammi Zavardino 14 hours ago

Danielle sorry to hear you went through that but hope all is better now. You take care and we will talk again soon.

Comment by Danielle Lynn Isaacs 17 hours ago

Oh and had mild stroke from surgery which thank godf "only" effected my left hand but neurosurgeon says "where we were monkeying around in your head" lol one of the arteries opened and closed fast and caused the stroke, but still take care of my babies!!!!! there are pics on here of them on my page ;)

Comment by Danielle Lynn Isaacs 18 hours ago

My kids keep me going!!!! And very happy- just frustrating when I literally do what I have/need too but doesn't seem like enough for some people- my kids are happy and healthy and my husband "helps" in his own way ;)

Comment by Danielle Lynn Isaacs 18 hours ago

Thanks Nicky!!! It is managers ect, I work customer service, IRS go figure lol.. but thank you very much for the pep talk and hug!!!!

Comment by Nicky 18 hours ago

Hi Danielle!

I've never had surgery, but my memory is getting weak. My husband calls what I have "sometimers". It's usually adjective/adverbs that catch me. Funny how you mention disability... who is trying to push you out? Co-workers? You know that's illegal for them to do that, right? If you are able to work, you aren't disabled. I know that because I've been told that, as well. What's confusing is that the state feels I'm too disabled to drive a car, but not disabled enough to receive benefits. As long as you feel good enough to work, do so. Keep yourself active. There is no shame in writing stuff down, invest in post-it notes. Be proud of yourself, and the people that are telling you to retire on disability, wouldn't be able to go through what you have gone through. Do what makes you happy and screw them! (not literally, of course...)  (((HUG)))

Comment by Danielle Lynn Isaacs 20 hours ago

Little frustrated/overwhelmed, since the surgery 2 1/2yrs ago rt lobectomy my memory for procedural "things" has been off a little- never use any of my FMLA time or call in when "others" abuse it all of the time and I am the one they are trying to push out on perminent disability retirement! Just a little upset- I am sorry!!!!

Comment by Stefanie Raya on April 11, 2014 at 8:17am

Hello Everyone! 

Comment by Nicky on April 3, 2014 at 10:24pm

Thank you, Bob. :) Keep the prayers coming. I'll thank you every night in my prayers, as well.

Comment by Robert Carnathan on April 3, 2014 at 9:06pm

Nicky

           God is by Your side, and We are on this Group

      Don't put Your self down Your a good person and every

      thing will work out. as far as your License don't worry

      it ask you on the job app do you have a way to work

      and if you do so be it. they can't ask about your health

      I'll pray for you

                                                    Bob

 

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