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I Had A Friend With Epilepsy

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    I Knew Someone With Epilepsy

    After college my first job was in Chicago. One of the ladies I met at church in the young adult group had epilepsy. She was quite a character. She had an amazing sense of humor and she was an amazing music enthusiast. Kathy was on Dilantin to prevent seizures. She suffered...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M Jul 4, 2013

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    Won'T Ever Forget

    I had a friend, he had just turned 18 and unfortunately had suffered with epilepsy his whole life. He was quite a happy lad :) always smiling and wanting to party. Always the best advice and the brightest eyes and smile and then ... Just like that we lost him.. Feels like just...
    illmindofhayley illmindofhayley 16-17, F Nov 2, 2013

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    I am my own and only friend

    and I suffer from epilepsy. I've managed to pull through with it all my life. I survived epilepsy almost my whole life without medication. During my latter days, I started to take mood stabilizers to help control my depression. I knew fully well that my Fake Mother, a woman who...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Jul 10

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    My Mate Matt

    My mate Matt had suffered epileptic fits for years, ever since a nightclub bouncer sent him tumbling down a set of stairs and cracked his skull. His head was held together with metal plates and screws and these sometimes interefered with the electrical activity of his brain...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 12 Responses Feb 22, 2010

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    Allie

    My sister has been diagnosed with epilepsy since she was 14. She had her first seizure in school. I remember having to go to the hospital with her, and everyone watched as we went away in the ambulance. She was wearing odd socks that day, she's never worn odd socks since. She...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 17 Responses Feb 22, 2010

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    My Sister Is An Epileptic

    my sister and i have a 6 years age gap, we were not that close when she's much younger actually i'm not really close to anyone when i was a teenager i hate the world for pete's sake that was back then me and my sister were not on speaking terms well i kinda quit speaking 7years...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 3, 2012

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    10 Years And Counting

    A while back, while working for Wal-mart (thank God I don't work for them anymore), I met a girl who I'll refer to as Ann (her middle name). At first, other people were a bit weary about her, because she was a dead ringer for an ex-girlfriend I had recently broken up with. I must...
    BLACKTIGER75 BLACKTIGER75 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 19, 2012

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    I Still Haven't Shed My Last Tear for him...

    ...Don't think I ever will. I wasn't always happy to see him. I didn't always agree with what he was saying. He was the sort of bloke who narrow-minded snobs wouldn't dare take a second look at, and it would often take a fair deal of patience to weave through his stubborn ways...
    stellarstar stellarstar 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    No Movie Dates For Us

    My boyfriend has epilepsy, but it's only triggered by flashing lights. He can also get a seizure if he gets too scared or nervous. He got his first one at a movie theater in 7th grade. He got diagnosed and now can't go into movie theaters. It's a little disappointing to me that...
    chococat159 chococat159 18-21 Jun 2, 2011

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    Well, Not My Friend...but My Mother...

    See, my mother has epilepsy. Th efirst one she got was when my aunt was visiting us. i was horrified. I know i shouldn't but, I still get scared when i see her having a seizure. I just don't like to see her like that. My grandparents weren't supposed to know, but last last summer...
    haram666 haram666 13-15, T 1 Response Aug 21, 2012

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    His Name...

    Is Barnaby. What an awesome name right? Well, he has seizures every night before bed. I feel bad for him, but he said he got used to it. So at night, he would sit and wait for them to come on. I watched once and it was pretty scary for me. I dont know how he manages to...
    PeaceLovinIndividual PeaceLovinIndividual 22-25, F Feb 28, 2010

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    My Friend's Daughter.

    My friend has a daughter that is around the age of 6 now.  We used to live a few doors down from each other. When she was 4 years old I used to babysitt her often. My friend explained to me shortly before i began to babysitt that her daughter had a past of having...
    LittleFerrett LittleFerrett 22-25, F Feb 22, 2010

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    I Never Knew - At First

    When I was in high school, I became acquainted, through mutual friends, a girl who was a sophomore, like me. Her name was Linda, and she was open and friendly - very much so. She was a bit outspoken but that was okay with me. I met up with her one early afternoon at our...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2013

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