hey there followers. Just a quick reminder, since there’s new ones since the last batch, and I reblogged my epilepsy awareness post.
I’m epileptic. this is my medical alert bracelet. I’m light sensitive and I’m more than slightly masochistic in my choice to read homestuck, but I have precautions for that. I wear goggles when I go to mspaintadventures.com, but I also have my friends check the updates before I read them.
I don’t keep my goggles on all the time, I don’t wear them for fashion, and I don’t think of wearing them when I come on tumblr, because there’s this nifty thing called tumblrsavior that adds on to your browser and allows you to block out certain key words. I block out ‘epilepsy warning’ and ‘flashes a lot’, I’m adding ‘Lord English’ to the list, because, well, Lord English. Not another word needs be said.
There’s an area of damage I got to see on my MRI as I was walking out yesterday. it’s about this [——————————-] big on the front right side of my brain. I don’t know what it means, and it worries me, but I know it’s bigger than it was three years ago, and every time I have a seizure, the damaged area grows a bit. So…
I’d ask this of you, ever so kindly. If I’ve followed you back, please tag anything that flashes appropriately. If you have to question it, if you wonder about it even a little, please, by all means, simply tag it. It’s a good rule of thumb to live by, since you never know who’s got a light sensitive issue, or who has a migraine.
Epilepsy is damaging, the effects are long term and lasting. The effects of a seizure don’t go away once the aura or the after migraine are gone. I have to take medication to function on a level comparable with a normal, healthy teenager(and I’m 25) and I spend most of my life wondering if I’m doing it right.
Help prevent damage, not only to me, but to who knows how many other people around you. Please tag your posts appropriately. This goes for anything that can trigger people. PTSD is as bad as epilepsy, sometimes even worse. You never know what’s going on with your friends, so err on the side of caution. It’ll save a lot of drama.
Thank you in advance.