Video for the Epilepsy Foundation of America to support the National Epilepsy Awareness Month campaign.
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Thank you for commenting. I am teaching again this year and I love my students so I understand how it feels to lose that connection.
I can tell you that writing is a great way to connect. Your message really lifted my spirits. Thank you and keep writing. You can also find me at www.bryanfarleyphotography.com and at my older site www.morethankids.com.
Thank you again.
Thanks for the words of acceptance and encouragement, Bryan. I had to quit teaching this Fall after my seizures grew more numerous and severe. I am now in that guinea pig stage, attempting to find the right medication, or medications, that will do the trick. I miss my students dreadfully and am glad for you that you are still able to teach with epilepsy. It gives me hope that perhaps someday I can return to teaching. But, I also am a writer, and writing is something I CAN continue to do, with or without employment. Thanks again. Best wishes, Liz
Jill and Rebecca,
You are welcome AND thank you. As for our families, they can be supportive and problematic. I also found that silence became a habit, not just about epilepsy but other parts of my life. I learned how to hide, even when I did not need to do so.
Our discussions here have helped me unlearn some habits.
Your welcome Brian anytime BF
Thank you for your video and speaking out I suffered from epilepsy for years before I had brain surgery but my family was horrible about my epilepsy. Every time I had a seizure my mother would panic, and she never did learn how to handle a seizure and therefore I was left pretty much on my own to handle everything. My family was just as discriminating as the general pubic is. Thank you for encouraging others to speak out.
Thank you Rebecca and Ian.
That was a outstanding Video Bryan!
I liked that video, that made a good point.
Catherine and Dedrea,
I just wrote another post on the blog site that might interest you, though it is pretty intense. I write about how I became someone who talks about having epilepsy. I might have continued being silent if not for a family tragedy.
If everyone who had epilepsy spoke out on the same day, perceptions would change, but that is probably not going to happen. I respect people who stay silent, even if I am frustrated by their silence.
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