….But Where’s the Info About Epilepsy?

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!)

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Check out this Facebook group for Epilepsy https://www.facebook.com/theepilepsynetwork?fref=ts

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3 thoughts on “….But Where’s the Info About Epilepsy?”

  1. You’re so right ! There should be more support and information out there for both those living with epilepsy and those looking to be educated.

    But what you are doing is a step in the right direction towards that as well 🙂

    Keep smilin sunshine ❤

  2. Interesting timing on this post. Just yesterday I was thinking of my friend who was on holidays with our family and suffered a seizure. Further tests determined it was epilepsy but its seems as if it was just swept under the carpet. No one ever knew about it, how to help and understand that it was and is okay. That was over 40 years ago and it I am disappointed to think things haven’t changed. I have found thru my own health issues and challenges we just have to continue to research ourselves and educate the public including the medical professionals. Of course I know you know that:) I for one will definitely be wearing PURPLE on March 26 with a purpose. great blog. Take care, Sharon

    1. Hmm very interesting indeed! I am sorry to hear about your friend. 😦 Yeah I have found that that there isn’t very much awareness about Epilepsy, and in many cases it just gets swept under the rug, as you said. Thanks so much for your support, and I hope all is well with you. 🙂 xox

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