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Dealing with Epilepsy - September 3rd 2011, 06:44 AM

My name is Christy Douglas and I was diagnosed with Epilepsy at 15. I am now 19. I have been through a lot during the years with medication changes, blood tests, brain scans, bullying in school and trying to find myself. I have written this story several times and have even given lectures on teens with disabilities. I also have severe depression and anxiety. I worked most of my problems out by seeking help from a therapist or mental health care professionals. At first I was a very angry girl who didn't understand why this was happening to her. I felt like I was losing myself and to tell you the truth I never thought I'd get the old me back but I'm starting to see her again for the first time in awhile. If you have any questions feel free to ask and above all when you are at your most insecure remember to own your disability because it doesn't own you.
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Re: Dealing with Epilepsy - September 5th 2011, 01:12 AM

Thank you for posting this my dad is an epileptic and went through the same, I'm so glad you feel this way!
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Re: Dealing with Epilepsy - September 6th 2011, 03:59 AM

Thanks for sharing

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In this crazy, crazy world
Youíre the diamonds, youíre the pearls
Letís make a new tomorrow
Come on girls, come on boys
Itís your future, itís your choice
And your weapon is your voice
Letís make a new tomorrow
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Re: Dealing with Epilepsy - September 6th 2011, 01:26 PM

As a fellow member with epilepsy, I admire your strength. Looking to the positive side of it is rather hard
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Re: Dealing with Epilepsy - September 9th 2011, 06:08 AM

Thanks for inspiration and courage!

Hopes are to keep us alive, dreams are to make us fly, both are to be found around so keep searching =)
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