Jazmyn

487d

I'm worried that epilepsy is messing with my growth as an adult. I'm 23, and I was diagnosed when I was 15 or 16. I still live with my family, and I haven't learned how to drive as of yet because of that, and having to be dependent because of this has been interfering with my confidence as well. I feel like I can't go anywhere without my mom worrying if I'll have an episode especially at night, because in my sleep that's when it happens mostly. I also have anxiety, so that doesn't help either. I want to do so many things, but I'm trying to think positively about it.

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    • Jazmyn

      485d

      I appreciate your understanding very much as well as your input. I also wish healing in your life and that you find peace as well 💕

    • wise

      487d

      Lots of adults can't drive for one reason or another. I'm 23 and don't have a license because I have a medical condition that prevents me from being able to drive safely. Do you have public transport where you live? Learning the bus system may help you feel more independent. Your mother will never not worry about you, she's your mom, she'd worry about you even if you didn't have epilepsy. If you don't have public transport, get a bike, skateboard, any wheels you don't need a license for. For your safety and to help your mom feel better, tell her exactly where you're going and how long you expect to be gone, that you'll let her know if you're gonna be late. That last bit is crucial, because you also need to instruct your mom to find you or call 911 if she hasn't heard from you/can't reach you and it's past when you said you'd be home. It seems dramatic, but unfortunately I know from experience that it could very well save your life

      • Jazmyn

        486d

        @wise you definitely have a point about her worrying no matter what lol. And I do have public transport, and trying to work on that. I hope that with time I'll be able to ease both of our nerves. Thank you for your advice! I greatly appreciate it ❤️

    • catstronautxx

      486d

      A year ago, I began getting non-epileptic seizures and haven’t been able/allowed to drive since (I’m 31). It’s really frustrating. I don’t have great advice, but extending my hand in understanding. I’ve had to become very dependent on my wife for anything that makes me leave the house (or even things like wanting to take a bath, I have to be monitored now). I haven’t been on a plane since the seizures started because they already scare me and my seizures are triggered by stress.

      • catstronautxx

        486d

        @catstronautxx If you have the ability, there are good work from home options these days that might help you get to a financial spot that makes you feel more independent (or at least help you afford Ubers or anything). I hope you find some joy and peace soon. 💕

    • Jazmyn

      485d

      I appreciate your understanding very much as well as your input. I also wish healing in your life and that you find peace as well 💕

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