My name is Mary, i am 20 years old and I have just been diagnosed with epilepsy. I am in college and I live alone, i've always been someone who enjoys being on my own. I love hiking, running and swimming.
When i had my firs seizure, i didn't really tell anyone. My mom has epilepsy so i knew what it likely was, and i honestly just didn't want to worry anybody. So I just went on with my day (witch wasn't great because i was so incredibly tired).
Even though after that day my life pretty much went back to normal, i found myself a little more hesitant to go on long hikes into the woods alone, and i don't really want to go swimming anymore without someone there who knows me.
I hate that, i don't like being dependant on people on a day to day basis. I was wondering if that is really how it is? I figured maybe it would get better when i go to a doctor, so i did. I got diagnosed and we are now trying to find medication that will work.
I just don't want to stop my life and my hobby's, or have a chaperone everywhere i go. Apart from annoying, thats also not very practical. So I was wondering if anyone had any practical tips on how to deal with this? And also if anyone else got a bit anxious when they were first diagnosed?
Thank you for reading my rambling on about this :)
lots of love,