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Feeling Alone and College

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 20:13
My Parents want me to get a degree, my mom mostly. I want to purse college and get a degree but my epilepsy is putting me in such a depressed place. Its making me feel as if I am alone, and I cant change anything to not be epileptic and take away everything it has taken away from me. When College and working becomes a topic of conversation that is directed towards me I get sad, because I cant stay on campus due to me feeling like a burden and scared that if I seize something will be taken or acted against me and I will not be treated as a normal student, I have similar feelings about working. Am I the only person who feels this way?


If there's anywhere you'll

Submitted by Misjoey101 on Mon, 2020-06-22 - 22:40
If there's anywhere you'll find those people that also feel scared and depressed because of a disability, it's college. Because of my epilepsy, my mom was such a hellicopter parent growing up. I was happy to leave that atmosphere. Depending on the school, college can be so large that if a seizure happens, it won't come back to haunt you.I needed the ambulance in the college gym, dorms, had complex partials during work in the cafeteria and it never came back to haunt me because college had 10,000+ people on campus. None of the people that saw me knew my name or #. College students are mature enough to take those things seriously. They're not going to laugh at you.

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