This is a written piece but the photo is so that there is a bit more impact.
I’ve actually had several requests for advice on how to handle the pain of Epilepsy…which is when you’re body has a chemical misbalance and goes into seizures.
Please know? That when someone is having one..they are not always aware but when they are they are still completely out of the ability to control them.
Take anything heavy/hard/sharp/brittle out of the way…….put soft things around if possible. Often I’ve woken back up to find I’ve bashed my head on things like cement stairs/oven doors/toilet lids…….DO NOT! put anything in the mouth of someone having a seizure…they’ll bite right thru it and can possibly then choke on it. This includes? you’re fingers.
Please understand……..disabilities such as epilepsy are very painful and disorientating to those who have them…..we suffer from these things constantly…and when we aren’t? We’re worried ABOUT suffering from them.
We’re like everyone else…we just have our differences that set us a bit apart from each other.
If u see someone having a seizure? Anywhere from standing still…having our eyes roll back in our head…hopping up and down acting very weird…actually shaking/urinating/drooling or just falling over unconcious………..DON’T PANIC. GET HELP! Call for medical assistance.
The person having the seizure may not thank you? But then again…what if they did?