Beginnings
I am epileptic
I suffer from petite-mal seizures. If I am speaking, I stop mid sentence. I will stop whatever it is I am doing. It looks as if I'm staring off into space and have lost focus.
It is difficult to explain what I experience in my mind. I am transported to another reality. Sometimes it is frightening, other times not. When it is frightening, I may quickly walk away into another room, as if to escape danger.
These seizures never last for more than a few minutes. They can be brought on by stress or anxiety, or come out of nowhere.
I recently have experienced a few while serving tables at my restaurant. That can be embarrassing. But usually, I deal with this just at home.
I am epileptic.