"The shock of having epilepsy is that there is nothing that you can tell someone how they should feel. Family members feel that they could have it too. They fear what their mates might think as it could be an embarrassment to them. Work managers will react to wanting to employ you. Staff ignores you, or treats you like you might drop down or start shaking and they don't know what to do! So they would rather not talk to you." "Fear is the opposite of love. I don't want to be feared because I have epilepsy."