For many years I’ve called epilepsy an “invisible disability“. Why? Because when most people hear the word disability they immediately think of a person in a wheelchair, someone who is blind, or individual who is deaf. They don’t consider people who have to live with other conditions, and the symptoms, as part of their everyday lives.
I initially hesitated to be call my epilepsy a disability, as no one wants to feel weak or be labeled (I’m sure many of you can relate). We don’t want to let epilepsy become a controlling force in our lives. We want to still be seen as strong and capable. However, although we may try our hardest, Enduring Epilepsy is not easy.