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We live with my Husband's parents right now because of several different reasons right now but I'm a newly diagnosed epileptic just recently since the birth of my daughter a month and a half ago and my Husband has medication resistant major depressive disorder with anxiety attacks. The epilepsy is new but they knew about my Husband's problems and that sometimes I'd have to drop everything to take care of his needs.
Recently it's all become very hostile and that we're taking advantage even though I can't plan my seizures in advance. I can't seem to explain anything without it being seen as an excuse for not dealing with things like everybody else does. I can't seem to explain any further that it's not just a headache or that I can't go without sleeping for as long or that the baby screaming left me waking up on the floor confused.
My Dad was a corpsman with the Navy, My Mom is an epileptic herself and I'm coming from a medical background so I was thinking that maybe I was explaining things wrong. Because somehow this all comes out that I'm just making excuses.
How would you need an I need to lie down right this minute emergency so I need you to take the baby explained to you especially when the person may not be able verbalize it to you for 30-ish minutes? How would I need to explain that I can't take the stairs because I have no coordination?
I'm not looking for a bunch of how horrible it is that they feel that way I'm just wondering how you as a diverse group of layman would like those explained to you in a way that you can understand.
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