A place to share questions, concerns, and challenges that adults with epilepsy may face in understanding, managing and living with seizures.

Topic: Living With Epilepsy - Adults

Created By: staceychil | 2006-07-06 10:42 | 168 Views | 0 Comments

By Author Stacey Chillemi

Inspiration to want to change the world

I got epilepsy at the age of five. I had contracted a sore throat and an ear infection. My mother had brought me...

Created By: staceychil | 2006-07-06 10:37 | 342 Views | 5 Comments

Epilepsy should not remove you from the joys of life. People with epilepsy can work, care for children, go out with friends, play sports, and have meaningful relationships.


Created By: staceychil | 2006-07-06 10:27 | 160 Views | 0 Comments

I developed epilepsy at five and have gone through years of medical trials to treat my illness. Yet despite the challenges, living with epilepsy has taught me some important life lessons.


Created By: staceychil | 2006-07-05 19:32 | 297 Views | 4 Comments

by Author Stacey Chillemi

The past is no longer here,

Your epilepsy is now a part of you,

The present is today,

Survival of the fittest,

This means accepting...

Created By: staceychil | 2006-07-05 19:22 | 168 Views | 0 Comments

by Author Stacey Chillemi

The Love of a Child

The greatest love of all is be able to have a child’s love

To love your child and to have your child love you back


Created By: staceychil | 2006-07-05 13:15 | 207 Views | 4 Comments

Epilepsy is difficult to cope with, but I have learned to focus on the positive, put the negative in the back of my head and focus on my acheivements as a way to keep my self-confidence high.

Created By: Heathallen | 2006-07-05 13:08 | 350 Views | 16 Comments


This is my first post on this site. There is a ton of good information out there and many people who relate to about every feeling that I have.

However I still thought...

Created By: staceychil | 2006-07-05 12:53 | 297 Views | 5 Comments

by Author Stacey Chillemi

There comes a time when the meaning of life begins to make sense

There comes a time when the meaning of life begins to make sense,

At first it may...

Created By: staceychil | 2006-07-05 12:46 | 177 Views | 0 Comments

The brain is an extraordinarily complex organ. When it comes to understanding epilepsy, there are several concepts about the brain you will need to learn.

Epilepsy is a disorder of the...

Created By: staceychil | 2006-07-05 12:44 | 203 Views | 0 Comments

By Author Stacey Chillemi

Something To Work On

Each individual has their own beliefs. I believe that each individual'...

Created By: staceychil | 2006-07-05 12:24 | 311 Views | 1 Comment

By Author Stacey Chillemi

High self-esteem-like having money-something we think everyone else has but us. Yet having low self-esteem is perhaps the most common flaw of mankind. The...

Created By: staceychil | 2006-07-05 12:22 | 149 Views | 0 Comments


To accept epilepsy into life, you must look it at it positively and realize that there is no such thing as a perfect person. There is no need to feel a sense of embarrassment...

Created By: staceychil | 2006-07-05 12:16 | 175 Views | 0 Comments

Coping with Epilepsy
By Author Stacey Chillemi

It is selfish and pure laziness to pity ourselves because we have epilepsy. You must learn how to cope with your problems so you can...

Created By: staceychil | 2006-07-05 10:22 | 203 Views | 1 Comment

The book that Stacey Chillemi has written is Available NOW!

This book has the most in depth-coverage of important development topics found anywhere on epilepsy, called "Live Learn and Be...

Created By: staceychil | 2006-07-05 10:21 | 195 Views | 0 Comments

I woke up one night in the hours of darkness,
I sat up straight in my bed to find a shimmering light in my closet
I woke up one night in the hours of darkness,
I sat up straight...

Created By: staceychil | 2006-07-05 10:14 | 183 Views | 0 Comments

Manalapan resident Stacey Chillemi, 33, understands the difficulties inherent in growing up with epilepsy.

Manalapan resident Stacey Chillemi, 33, understands the difficulties inherent in...

Created By: staceychil | 2006-07-05 10:10 | 178 Views | 0 Comments

Living life with epilepsy can be a colossal struggle. Nevertheless, if you Chillemi, it is a challenge and an opportunity to help others.

Written By Jenna Martin
Senior Editor of...

Created By: susie27 | 2006-07-04 17:01 | 198 Views | 2 Comments

my mother has nocturnal epilepsy, and recently she has somehow started getting up either before or during a seizure and subsequently injuring herself by falling over, usually in the bathroom. I...

Created By: javafoofoo | 2006-07-04 14:02 | 161 Views | 0 Comments

My name is Angie and I'm new to this thing...not epilepsy, that is. I had my first seizure when I was 12 years old (I'm now 26) and have been having erratic grand mals ever since. It's...

Created By: arlin prananingrum | 2006-07-03 04:39 | 337 Views | 6 Comments

I often read about ketogenic diet, and that's good for E in child. But anyone knows if it can be work for adult too? If the we don't have diabetes or other diseses that the risk factor are the...