People with epilepsy aren’t the only ones in this story. Think of the caregivers. Think of those in the medical and psychological fields. Think of neighbors and employers and teachers.
It’s not easy being us.
But it’s also not always easy being with us.
Maybe we can’t totally change that. But as those living with epilepsy and other health issues, we can remember those around us as we move toward our own recovery.
Though some executives display little compassion, and the horror stories anger me, not all businesses are rude to those employees with brain damage. Coworkers and leaders struggle to adjust. They don’t always know what to do. Teachers try to adjust, but their schedules and requirements make it tough. Coaches and politicians and news reporters: We all need to engage in conversations. We all need to learn.
That’s why information and guidance is helpful for all of us.
That’s why it is also helpful to hear from those who give and give and give and give their care. Some give until they have very little left.
What about you? What are you carrying? Are you talking to someone about your own struggle to adjust? If not, what is stopping you? What should you do today?