It occurred to me that I have never seen anyone else have a seizure in real life, despite being diagnosed about 13 years ago and having seizures myself on a regular basis for the first 7 of those years. This is despite an ex-boyfriend and my now husband both having siblings with epilepsy (completely coincidentally, I might add).
Most of the time I was having seizures I was a teenager living at home and my parents and two younger sisters knew perfectly how to care for me (after a tonic-clonic seizure it would often take me hours to get back to my usual self). That included a sister who is 9 years younger than me. From talking to my family about the illness now, I think they might be more frightened of it than I am. Personally I am not sure how well I would deal with seeing someone else having a seizure. I now have a huge appreciation for how my family have looked after me.
Does anyone else feel this way?