i'm brooke and i have epilepsy. there is times when i hate having epilepsy and times when i like having it.
i cant do anything by myself. i cant take a bath , i have to take showers. i am constantly having explain it to people over and over again. i am in serious pain all over my body after i haVE a seizure!! it has become such a pain. i have a scar on my arm 1/2 the size of my head on my arm, i had a seizure on a curling iron and got a second degree burn. it still hurts. i will never be able to drive. those are just a few of the bad effects it has had on me.
there are some good effects though
like i get to miss school for doctor appointments, i get to get out of phys. ed. ! and i think it has brung me and my family a lot closer, after i have a seizure my dad stays home more and my siblings take care of me . my sister has saved my life i dont know how many times. if it wasnt for her i probably wouldnt have made it this long, i'm only 15 and i have been on more medicines then i can count. she is one of my role models. and me having it has made my friends think greater of it. they want to be in a walk-a-thon for epilepsy. i have seen a big change in all my friends. epilepsy deffinently has had a huge affect but it has also made me realize who i really am. and who i will become.