I believe that even if they tell you that you will never make it because you have epilepsy, you have to do what you always want and like.

An article by our collaborator Irene Tarragó

Hi, I’m Marina, today I will be telling you how my friends found out that I have epilepsy, and also, how it was to study with epilepsy.

When I was a kid, I didn’t want to tell anyone. At the time I only mentioned it to my two best friends. The two of them, as they knew since they were little, normalized it a lot, as if I had nothing and, if I had a crisis, they already knew what to do and also how to do it. I asked them what they thought when they were told that Marina had epilepsy and they told me that, as I had always had it, it’s a minor thing.

One of my best friends explained to me what she thinks and what she says with her family; that I am very strong. She also says that I have to be very strong because I carry a lot of things with me, that she admires me for handling it so well and being so strong. You have to know that it influences your life and know how to manage it because it is a part of you. She told me that when she was a child she didn’t know how important epilepsy was, and as she grew up, she saw that she had to inform herself and that it helped her a lot when mjn-neuro explained some information in case she had a crisis with me one day.

When I went to high school I started in a school in Girona. As I got sick, they often had to come and get me or I wouldn’t go. They decided to move me to a high school in my hometown in the middle of the academic year so that I wouldn’t be so tired, because in the other school we had to go and come back by bus every day.

In the new school, only one friend knew about it and I asked her not to tell anything because I didn’t want to at the time. When I started to gain confidence with some friends I started to tell them that I had a disease and that it was epilepsy. With everyone I went with, they normalized it quite a bit.

When it was time to study for my third year of high school, they had to do an assisted study, because I was sick often and had a long way to go, so they decided to have a teacher come to my house for a whole term. I did all the subjects the same as my classmates but from home. The next term I went back to the normal school.

When I came back some classmates helped me and explained things they had done and, if I had any doubts, they helped me. But some other classmates made unnecessary comments and also some teachers made inappropriate comments at the time.

Likewise, with effort and everything, I got my degree in secondary education and I got a degree as a nursing assistant technician. I believe that even if they tell you that you will never make it because you have epilepsy, you have to do what you always want and like. If you do that, you will get what you want.

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    El próximo sábado 21 de noviembre a las 4 de la tarde, podrás conocer de primera mano nuestro producto: mjn-SERAS.
    mjn-SERAS es un producto sanitario que lanza una señal de aviso cuando el riesgo de crisis de epilepsia es elevado, a la persona afectada y a sus contactos de confianza.


      mjn-SERAS es un producto sanitario con marcado CE conforme a la Directiva Europea 93/42/EEC y el Real Decreto RD. 1591/2009.
      Contraindicaciones: No usar el producto en caso de padecer una infección en el canal auditivo o en caso de padecer una lesión cutánea en las proximidades del área de influencia del producto.
      Consideraciones: Este producto sanitario funciona con una APP solo en teléfonos Android. Los resultados testeados son 96% de sensibilidad y 94% de especificidad.