I work I call center for Verizon Wireless. I received a call from a gentleman whose phone wasn't working and he needed to keep entertained during his hospital stay. We're supposed to connect with our customers and being less business minded and more conversational is something my boss and I are trying to work on, so I decided that I would connect with this person by letting him know I understand where he's coming from because I've had my fair share of hospital visits due to my epilepsy. He then told me he was actually hospitalized for his epilepsy and having multiple brain surgeries to help him. After a long drawn out phone call (in which I couldn't actually fix his phone) we talked about family and friends, medications (his doctor had the same feelings I do about Topamax, ick), auras and everything under the sun to do with our conditions. By the end of the call we were both saying what an inspiration we were to each other, me for working everyday, and him for going through these procedures for his family as well as the rest of us. Just remember not to be ashamed of your condition and share with others, you may be very surprised what comes of it. No one can fully understand unless they have been there, but we are a strong community that is able to bring some light to those who think seizures only happen to others or think we're fragile because of it. Just remember to support each other and that our conditions make us that much stronger.