During my freshman year of high school my family took me to seek psychiatric help due to a very disturbed and frantic mental state. I described to the psychiatrist that I had illusions and frequently smelled a combination of charcoal and cigarettes. From this she gathered that I might have Epilepsy and she sent me to my current Neurologist. I was only 14 at the time and it really had not taken as much prevalence as it should have in my life. It's been 4 years now and I'm in college.
Being an Epileptic student is so very hard. I commute from my home city, Yonkers, to Hofstra University in Long Island. This drive is roughly an hour every morning and I typically get 5-6 hours of sleep, maximum. But the rough part about it all is that I seize actively in my sleep and I just never feel rested at all. I have problems concentrating and it makes school hard. Biology is my passion and intended major, but it requires 4 semesters of Chemistry in order to enter a Biology major. Chemistry is highly mathematics oriented and I already had to Withdraw from my chemistry class this semester.
I'm going through a really rough time right now and I honestly do not know where to look to for help anymore. I have no clue as to what will become of my future... I hate using my condition as an excuse, but I know I could do so much more if only I didn't have it to hold me back