Oh my... I said it before and I will say it again, your MIL sounds a lot like my MIL. When I say something happened to me, she always turn the conversation and puts all the focus on her... yes, she then talks about how she had a similar experience, talking for hours. I feel so bored, I just want to leave. EVERYTHING you say triggers that reaction, almost everything, I swear. Dunno if she'd do the same if she knew I am OCD... she'd probably talk about someone close to her who has OCD and how his or her OCD is much worse than mine, lol. You are far too patient! Lol, I have no idea how you keep your sanity with that woman around, i am starting to doubt I'll be able to keep mine with the MIL around. By the way, do they know what is causing your epilepsy?