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Party animal

I have never been a “party animal“. Actually, if I look back, I’ve been to less than 10 parties in my entire life, and I’m 32 years old.

But the discussion is about what is generally perceived as “party animal“. I would say that a “party animal” doesn’t. There are just people enjoying life. If it’s the right way to do it or not, that is not my decision.

Other (non-epileptic) people would say that those persons staying up night after night dancing and drinking from dusk ’til dawn are real party animals. Continue reading “Party animal”

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Epilepsy and employment

In relation with my earlier post called “Epilepsy at work sucks“, I got a weird message from a recruiter I once met. It wasn’t a “professional encounter” (aka interview).

He mentioned that, in some countries, it is indeed illegal to ask, in any form, if a person has a chronic disease/disorder. But, in most European countries, there is a practice to ask if “you are a person with a disability” and if you need special assistance for participating in tests/interviews. They actually give a very comprehensive list of diseases/disorders to “choose from“. The list includes epilepsy too. Continue reading “Epilepsy and employment”

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Epilepsy at work sucks

I had many jobs and my CV looks like that of a teenager that worked flipping burgers each summer for some extra cash (except that my jobs didn’t involve burgers).

I wrote before about the only seizure I had at work and how co-workers reacted. That was great.

But, in general, there is a problem, either when having an interview or a few months after the employment. I experienced both. Continue reading “Epilepsy at work sucks”

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Epilepsy and blogging

When I changed the subject of my blog to “Dealing with epilepsy“, many people asked me why. Many were shocked about the fact that I have or might have (in some cases) epilepsy.

I actually wrote about having epilepsy last year, but it doesn’t matter now.

Changing everything was difficult. Creating new logos and social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) was interesting, but getting content is far worst.

I had no idea that there were thousands of blogs dealing with epilepsy, but only a few with personal experiences.

I’m searching for tips on what to write on this blog and why. I got some really good insights on Twitter and I’ll write about employment and related issues soon, but what next?!?

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Epilepsy on vacation

It’s always interesting to go on vacation: the list-making, packing and unpacking, rushing to the airport, meeting relatives and friends and so on. Personally, I love the first two parts.

It’s even more interesting when you have epilepsy. You have to start your list with counting how many pills you need throughout the vacation, for the trip…and then add 10% to be safe. Continue reading “Epilepsy on vacation”