This world isn’t made for people like me - people with invisible disabilities. I’m not saying that to exhort sympathy. I’m
I was diagnosed with Epilepsy in 2014, at the age of 27, however I suffered seizure since childhood and all the way through my adolescence and early adulthood, without a diagnosis . I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder in 2016 at the age of 29, however I suffered and struggled throughout my childhood and early adulthood. I lost my job because of my Epilepsy. I was bullied because of my disability and also because of the colour of my skin, and now can no longer work because of ill-health. However, I am now studying an MSc in Mental Health Psychology part time, while volunteering with Epilepsy Action to raise awareness for Epilepsy.
This year I wasn't going to make the same mistake again, however when I tried to book an appointment for a flu vaccination, I was refused because not only am I currently not using inhalers for my asthma, according to NHS England, patients with epilepsy are not eligible for a free flu vaccination
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The response to the article was phenomenal. In fact, I'm still trying to respond to all of the comments! I never expected such a huge response, I just wanted to give a voice to Epilepsy. The original article I discussed in that post ruffled quite a few feathers within the disabled community, incredibly so...
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I'm disabled. Although, you wouldn't know from looking at me... The best thing about having epilepsy is having so many near-death experiences that teach you not to take life for granted.
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As a "disabled" privately renting female in London, you may think that I have one foot in and one foot out when it comes to the upcoming EU Referendum.
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