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I am 22 years old and just recently had my first grand maul in 14 years. I thought I was grown out of my epilepsy but it has made a reappereance. In an effort to cope with my new struggles and the fear and insecurties of dealing with my epilepsy  I have chaneled it into art. I study art and theatre at college so I wanted to use that to my advantage and try to turn my negatives to positives. I am posting this because I need some voices, quotes or words from others about how they feel about thier epilepsy, how they deal and what it feels like to have a seizure. Posted below is the mission statement from my art project. I would wnat to use the quotes to provide insight into persectives other than my own. I have had trouble posting the project here so sorry there arn't any pictures of it

The project is a graphic re-enactment of my seizure from my perspective and the perspective of my roomates.

"This project is a deeply personal one for me, but it has also been an exploration of an interesting format. Through my past experiences with epilepsy as well as my interest in graphic novels, I created a board of comic panels that describes what it is like to have a seizure through my eyes and through the eyes of my friends. This topic drove me to do research on the artwork  and life of David B the author of the book "Epileptic" and his experiences with his epileptic brother. It also drove me to research the experiences of others, and it made me see how truly fortunate I am to be coming out on the other side unharmed. I hope to creatively explore the experiences of other individuals who suffer from epilepsy , through book making, in my next project. The series of projects will all be titled " I<3 my scar tissue"

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This sounds like a wonderful

This sounds like a wonderful idea! I am an art therapy major in college, so I am always glad to see people using art to channel their feelings. I have used art therapy methods for myself and it has helped me tremendously in dealing with my anxiety and depression. Also, I understand how you are feeling. I too thought I had outgrown my epilepsy until recently I have had some breakthrough seizures. I would be happy to share my perspective. I recently wrote a long essay on overcoming the denial and depression associated with my epilepsy if you would like to read it and possibly take quotes from it for your project. http://www.epilepsy.com/node/2010236

thank you so much! this is

thank you so much! this is just what i need

Hi I just wanted to say

Hi I just wanted to say thanks again, i really appreciate you sharing all that you've been through, i can definitely relate to your story. a few of your quotes are going to be in the book! thanks again for sharing. best of luck :)

Do you have any art to share?

Do you have any art to share? I'm interested in what you have come up with, and how the different perspectives have played roles in your creations.

Did you use manga style?how

Did you use manga style?how do you draw the fizzy pop rocks skin crawling feeling?cobalt blue & gold colours maybe.good luck  like to see it.

man i'm sorry that happened

man i'm sorry that happened going without one for so long and then boom one day having one is devastating and is a feeling that brings you back down to earth. My experience leaves me feeling powerless like i cannot do anything in life, it keeps me in fear for a few weeks. but currently i am on a good med scheduled and so far 4 years have gone buy with no breakthrough's. things are good and i am working on becoming a climbing guide, supper exited. Don't let this get you down power through.

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