In 2012, when other parents were trading stories about the difficulties of balancing homework with football training or swimming lessons, I was in my garage painstakingly measuring amounts of a schedule one narcotic to extract medication for my son.
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I don't know when I first became aware of the word epilepsy. Family mythology has me aged about four when it was noticed that I was taking "funny turns". But it's a word that defined me for many years; stalked me through all aspects of life, complicated the serious and the mundane.
2GB radio host Ben Fordham has opened up about living with epilepsy. The former A Current Affair reporter was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of seven and described to the Nine Network the fear he...