For those who read my earlier post, you already know that I stopped counting my seizures between 2001 and 2005. This was the decision of an adolescent (I was 17 years old in 2001) who didn’t want his life overturned by epilepsy.
In 2006, a series of events came into play. I started my Bachelor studies in 2003 and, soon after, I had seizures “out-in-the-open”. I wasn’t ready to tell everyone that I had epilepsy. But, in my junior year, I had a seizure in the IT lab, almost breaking a keyboard with my head (I still have a scar over my left eye). After that I had a seizure in front of the grocery store near my dorm and so on. Before my first exam (math), I had a seizure (5 minutes before to be more precise).
Being dragged with an ambulance to the local neurology hospital and questioned about my seizures and medication, I realize I didn’t knew what to say: how many seizures, what was the cause or the circumstances of each, in what kind of environment did they happen and so on.
That was when I started counting again, and for good reason. If I wanted to cut the number of seizures (or get rid of them altogether), I needed a precise medical history to be able to provide the doctor with information on how to change my medication if needed.