How to deal with someone with a medical issue
Posted by FrannyPanny to Disease/Illness, Jan 26, 2012 10:19am
Please do a show to talk about people and how to deal with people that have seizures or other disorders like this.The misconceptions people have about people that have it and abstruse irreverent way they sometimes deal with epileptics. People still think that you are suppose to put something in their mouth so they don't swallow their tongue?? In the news media they have had many celebrities that have had seizures due to past drug addictions and eating disorders. I have epilepsy because it runs in my DNA and I did not do anything to bring this medical condition upon me. There are children and they get taunted for having it in school, people are scared about things they don't under stand. There is so much research for other illnesses and I feel there is not enough with epilepsy. I have been told I can't go on a field trip with my daughter because I would scare the other children even though there are kids at the school with epilepsy. The child had a seizure and no one really knew how to deal with it. My husband asked for a one story in the housing that we are living in and the manager said " It's only epilepsy" so if I have a seizure on the stairs it could be devastating. I have had two in the shower and there was water in the bottom and my husband had to pull me out because i almost drowned. Anyway...there are a lot of things that we do have to worry about but we still go on. I just want to have an understanding and I want to openly talk about it. A show about people like me maybe with a heart condition? We need to be informed. The kids at school as well instead of pretending it doesn't exist it does. The teachers need to know it could happen to anyone.