I am attempting to make up for lost time. On day 20 we will discuss:
Did you meet anyone with the same illness? Did it help?
I have met some people in person at Epilepsy Foundation support groups. Talking with them has always been a helpful experience. I would definitely recommend it to persons who are newly diagnosed. From the various conversations and advice from the support group, I was able to get a lot of useful information such as: constructing an epilepsy diary of my own and coping with stress at my job.
I have also met people online via twitter who also have epilepsy. It gives you the opportunity to meet people all over the world. I find this method to be helpful also.