It’s been an absolutely crazy couple of weeks. Andrew is always, always begging me to limit my stress and how much I take on, but I think this week put me over the top!
As for my child, I pride myself on the fact that she has just as normal a life as her friends and classmates, and I work very hard at this. Does her mother have seizures? Yes, but she is cognizant of that and she knows how to react. I surround myself with people who understand and care, from my husband to my very, very close friends. So, I never worry that she is deprived of love and attention.
I was told that one of my daughter’s friends will not be able to come over to our house for a play date because of my ‘situation’ as it was termed. The mother does not want to expose her child to ‘anything scary’, i.e. a seizure.
Now that my daughter is 4 1/2 years old, I’ve begun to feel that sense of guilt. Does my epilepsy affect her life?