Today I was sitting my my doctor’s office (my regular doctor, not my neurologist) while I was waiting for my appointment. He was running a bit late, so I was just sitting there, relaxing, and listening to a podcast on my Ipod. The waiting room of my doctor’s office had a big window and a bunch of pamphlets about various health conditions all around the edge of the window. There must have been about twenty different pamphlets ranging from issues with babies, breast cancer, osteoporosis, HPV, and other chronic conditions and diseases. Out of all the pamphlets though, I did not see a single one about Epilepsy. I didn’t understand why! Epilepsy is not a rare condition! Shouldn’t more information be readily available? If this information was readily available to people, it would help put a little dent in the stigma, define types of seizures and also prepare people for what to do if they witness someone having a seizure. I just couldn’t help but notice that. I believe that every health condition is important, so why wasn’t a pamphlet on Epilepsy up there with the rest of them?
Several years ago I would have never noticed this, but now it bugs me. I’m going to ask my local Epilepsy Foundation and see what they have to say about this. Maybe they have some thoughts! What are your thoughts on it? I’d love to hear!
Also, I hope you’re getting psyched about the Day of Purple on March 26! Nothing better than raising Epilepsy Awareness by wearing purple! (One of my favourite colours!)
Check out this Facebook group for Epilepsy https://www.facebook.com/theepilepsynetwork?fref=ts