Guilt

Tue, 11/26/2019 - 01:21
Everytime I try to post about my problems I feel guilty for complaining because I'm not the one that is sick. And my husband blames everything wrong he does on the epilepsy.

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Hi, Thank you so much for

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2019-11-26 - 09:22
Hi, Thank you so much for posting, we understand this must be very frustrating and upsetting for you to experience. It’s important to remember that you are not alone, and we are here to help support you. If you ever need to speak with someone please contact our Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline, where trained information specialists are available to answer your questions, offer help, hope, support,guidance, and access to national and local resources. 1-800-332-1000, or contactus@efa.org. epilepsy.com/helpline  It's common for those who are in caregiver role to feel overwhelmed, but it is just as important to make sure you’re taking care of yourself as well. https://www.epilepsy.com/sites/core/files/atoms/files/Caregivers%20factsheet.pdfThe Wellness Institute: epilepsy.com/wellness  ,provides tools and strategies to better assist your loved one and support you in your important role.For practical & effective strategies to enhance your well-being, learn more here: https://www.epilepsy.com/living-epilepsy/toolbox/wellness-support-toolsAdditionally, it may be helpful to connect with other people who live with or care for those with epilepsy, to ask questions, share experiences, find & give support to each other. Contact your local Epilepsy Foundation at: https://www.epilepsy.com/affiliates to find support groups, events, and programs in your community.

Same situation here! Would be

Submitted by Smiller1090 on Thu, 2020-02-13 - 12:56
Same situation here! Would be nice to have a support group but I live in a very rural area and the closest group to me is over an hour away which he can’t be left alone that long! It’s hard! 

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