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Helen is Senior epilepsy and works fulltime as a broadcast assistant. She is single and lives on her own. Well the thing is I'm not entirely sure when it started because I never went to a doctor and after my seizures I can't really remember them. In fact I can't even remember what I had for breakfast.
I think I had yoghurt. But I'm not sure, so remembering far back into my history and I think it's also something that I've kind of blocked out so the problem is I don't know when it started. But my first kind of memories are of having seizures in my early teens and I really, even though it's something that was always there I think, it was something that I started to realise was wrong.
I realised that other people didn't have these and that it was something completely different and unique to me. And it was, it is very scary Senior epilepsy have something like this and not know what it is.
I mean I thought that perhaps I was a witch or you know, I was romanticising a little bit but maybe I was a witch and I had special powers that no one else had and that I just had to find out what they were [laughs].
I kind of thought that I was really special and wow look at me. But these things are actually really horrid. I mean they're great the first part, they are really scary, but they are kind of a bit, wow I'm seeing into a fourth dimension. And then, like almost like you're sticking your head through the fabric of reality and looking around and it's not particularly nice but you're seeing something really different.
But it's not very nice afterwards. And it was really difficult to come to terms with at any point. But when you're younger and it made me a very melancholy child. It made me very quiet. I read a lot. I didn't have many friends. I was bullied because I didn't have many friends and I was shy.
I didn't like to talk to people, complete opposite of how I'm now. And I just, I think it made me stronger as a person when I was younger, but it made me very reserved, very quiet.
Problem is that they're, as I said, very hard to describe and my mum, whenever I told my mum about them, she was worried, she thought that maybe I was a bit crazy because people don't really see that side of epilepsy. When they think epilepsy they think of you kind of, you know they think of the stereotypical epileptic fit, the convulsive fit.
Someone falling to the ground, the old spoon in the mouth thing [laugh], which is not actually a good idea and you know people blacking out. They don't think that you might be able to be awake and when they see you having a complex partial seizure they just think you've kind of gone a bit dopey in the head, that you're just being stupid or that you're just not paying attention and so they don't understand what you're going through.
So when I described these things to my mum and my family they just thought maybe I was going a bit crazy and they told me not to tell anyone. Because I had depression as well they were worried that that was to do with that and maybe I was just going a bit loopy in the head.
So I never told anyone.Clare Pelham was appointed Chief Executive of Epilepsy Society in November Clare was previously Chief Executive of Leonard Cheshire Disability for five years.
Before joining the charity which supports disabled people in the UK and around the world, she was the first Chief Executive of the. Treatment of prolonged, acute, convulsive seizures in infants, toddlers, children and adolescents (from 3 months to epilepsy. Are You Eligible?
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