An article by our contributor Irene Tarragó

Summer has arrived and many of us will be organizing our vacations or are already enjoying them. For all of us who have epilepsy, summer is a time of year just like the others who come with us and do not have the disease. It is time to enjoy. Yes. ENJOY with capital letters. We can bathe in the sea, in the river or bathe in the pool, always accompanied, of course, but it is not something horrible or that is going to take away our enjoyment. We can do hiking, we can even do diving, with a monitor, or just rest.

We have to see the glass always half full, because reality is not going to change, but our attitude towards it will be much more positive and will let us enjoy ourselves and not feel less fortunate.

“It is time to enjoy.

Yes. ENJOY with capital letters”

Perhaps I am one of the luckiest percentages of people with epilepsy, but I am sure I am also one of the most optimistic. I’ve never felt like a sick. I have never stopped doing anything because of the disease. When there was a potential danger, what I did was make my illness known and tell them what to do in case of a seizure. For example, I practiced horseback riding for a few years. I had the normal mishaps: falls and bruises and nothing else. And I enjoyed it. I didn’t have a seizure, but the staff was aware of it.

A couple of days ago it was my birthday. I turned 61. I can say I have experience. I have been diagnosed with epilepsy for 44 years now. A whole life. It never made me unhappy. Perhaps with different habits, but not unhappy. At parties, I didn’t drink, and of course! I became the perfect driver. I’ve been driving ever since I complied with the law. My husband always says he married me because he drives when he goes to parties and I drive when we come back…

That’s why I say again: enjoy. I will take a vacation in August. So I say goodbye until September. Have a good time!

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