Dealing with epilepsy

Why I stopped counting my seizures

Despite what you can see on my “About me” page in my “seizures’ calendar“, between 2001 and 2005, I stopped counting my seizures and writing down the days. What you see in the calendar is an average per year, although in some years there were more, in others less. But I had them each year.

The reason was an obvious one: I did not want epilepsy to take over my life. I recognized (to myself) that I was a person with epilepsy. I said to myself that if I am not fully aware of them, I can carry with “business-as-usual”. It didn’t work out as I wanted.