I am 34 now but was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 12 but since age 15 I never SUFFERED from epilepsy, I live with it. Sure, I can go sit in a corner and feel sorry for myself but what would that help. I'm not disabled...I'm special. I'm not saying my life has been easy over tha past 22 years since my diagnoses but I also didn't give up on life either. Career and job wise it hasn't been easy. unfortunately most people are (not naive) just not informed enough regarding epilepsy and therefore they fear it. I am trying my best though to inform as many people in all walks of life to properly inform them what epilepsy entails and that contrary to popular belief that it not contagous, fatal or disabeling. I have for the past 22 years been living a quite normal life an even got married last year. and more recently I have taken up kite surfing. Well I stay in Cape Town so surfing is the local pass time.