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Epilepsy Blog Relay: Building a Bigger and Bigger Circle of Support when You Have Epilepsy

This post is part of the Epilepsy Blog Relay™ which will run from March 1 through March 31. Follow along!

We all get by with our friends’ support.Or is it our family?Or are they one?
I’ve walked through life, my needs have changed.As a child, I needed the care, feeding, and guidance of my parents.As an adolescent, my friends were everything to me, my mother became even closer, my father more distant.Then, when epilepsy slammesd my life at age 18, my parents, once again, became the drivers for my care.But this is just my story.
In his book, A Mind Unraveled, heralded writer Kurt Eichenwald tells of the “family” he found in his roommates at Swarthmore College.They looked after him during seizures and were his advocates in the world outside their dorm room.These were acts born of desire to protect one’s own, and Eichenwald, even artificially thrown together with them as a roommate, had become a part of their family.It was exhausting, though, and the caregivers could only take so much.
His st…