Sup Family??? My wife and I have been married for a year, but we have been together for over four years. She is the best thing that has ever happened to me. God really knew what He was doing when creating my wife. From the beginning of our relationship, I told her about my epilepsy and she has never looked down at me because of it. She probably knows more about my meds than I do, is very observant to my behaviors and moods (As a result of my meds), knows when a seizure is about to occur, reminds of my appointments, etc., etc. She has unfortunately seen me when my issues have hit hardest.
However...lately I have been having more auras, or as I like to call them, "seizure symptoms". My neuro-psychiatrist has switched and adjusted my meds several times, but still I have my auras. She is very scared for me. She has told me that she fears that I may leave this Earth prematurely because of my seizures (I am 36). She does her best to be strong, but even the smallest of things scare her. This morning I was getting some clothes from our laundry room, and the trash can we have in there fell over or something like that. She immediately and alertly called out my name as if something bad occurred. I told her, "Baby...come here". She came over to me, and I asked her what was wrong...and also telling her that it was just the trash can. I could see it in her face why she screamed my name out like she did. I asked her if she thought something happened to me and she said "YES". Then I followed up by asking her "Because of my epilepsy", and she sheepishly said "YES". I just took her in my arms and hugged her.
I do my best not to "bitch and moan" about my condition. To "push through" in spite of the issues that hinder me from this and that. But I'm human, and sometimes I am a bit "self-indulgent" with regards to my feelings. So self-indulgent, that I sometimes forget that my wife has to deal with this too...almost as if she is epileptic.
I want to ask you all...how does your condition affect your family members? Not affecting them in ways where they are mean or abusive to you. But how does your condition affect those family members who are supportive? How do you all handle the issue with your families? I appreciate you all's help, and I am here to help you all if you need me.