“Once I step on the field I play every game like it’s my last. I never know when I’m going to get a phone call, an email or the next doctor’s visit to tell me that I can’t play.”
HUGE JERK: Okay, got my stupid gif with two frames all uploaded, now to tag it so people with photosensitive epilepsy can possibly die.
HUGE JERK: I'm such a good person. I tag my posts.
blogger: if my followers ever want to talk to me about their problems just msg me! I don't bite
me: i have epilepsy and my life is melting away with each seizure
blogger: *closes askbox*
WOW there’s a sponsored post that could legitimately cause a seizure in a photosensitive epileptic person? And it’s not tagged as such. The source is hellofromtumblr. How can you seriously be that irresponsible?
Have you seen their “page not found” background images? Tumblr don’t care.
I scared the shit out of a pharmacist today. I checked off the “Yeah I have seizures wanna fight about it?” box on my flu vaccine paperwork and she looked like I was going to, I unno, have a seizure right then and there? It sucks having to hold people in the medical fields’ hands when it comes to epilepsy. Maybe I am a ticking timebomb but I’m the only one who’s getting burnt.
Lots of folks like to do outdoor lighting displays to commemorate the winter holidays they celebrate, and this time of year, much like Halloween, becomes rather dangerous for those of us with epilepsy because of it.
Remember, friends, people with epilepsy are everywhere, with varying degrees of…
I’m not usually one to complain on here, due to trying to make this blog a positive place for people with epilepsy but I have to vent and hopefully a can pull a positive message out of this. Please don’t take this as bragging. Recently on my feed I’ve seen a lot of epileptic complain they can’t get epilepsy scholarships because its impossible for an epileptic to have an “outstanding academic record” but I think that’s a load of crap. It’s VERY hard. Don’t get me wrong, it is but it’s possible. I’ve done it. You can too. Don’t just use epilepsy as an excuse to not give school 100%. Try your hardest. By “outstanding academic record” they don’t mean 4.0 and all A’s, they just want to be able to see that you gave it your all while battling epilepsy. Personally, I’m going to go for those scholarships because I’ve worked through passing honors classes since freshman year and I worked hard. Epileptics that put in the effort deserve a scholarship for it. Don’t let epilepsy keep you from success. I guess I’m done. Pleas don’t be offended
Telling people with epilepsy who may very well be doing everything in their power to keep their grades up while not having seizures that they aren’t working hard enough (or that they’re too lazy to try? or aren’t already giving 110%) isn’t offensive, it’s heart-breakingly sad that you think your situation wherein your epilepsy and your medication’s side effects are well-controlled enough for you to do well in school applies to everyone.
You could have just bragged about the great strides you made in high school despite your epilepsy and instead you just kind of shat all over those of us who are legitimately stymied by our epilepsy in a classroom setting and are super tired of being told to just “work harder”
Tag your gifs!
It’s National Epilepsy Awareness month in the U.S. for the duration of November, and as such I’d like a favor from tumblr’s gif makers:
Never, ever tag a strobing, quickly flashing/blinking gif with #epilepsy; this tag is used by the epilepsy community to talk seizures.
#seizure warning, and #strobe tags will help those who are photosensitive have a cool time and that’s cool.
Good to know -
From one epileptic to the world.
no one’s allowed to rebog this for another twelve months
Wow… I wonder if my medication has anything to do with my unpredictable moods and not because I’m a bad person
Anonymous asked: since you have epilepsy, i was wondering what i could tag posts as for people with epilepsy? like i already tag things as tw: epilepsy and epilepsy warning, but is there anything else i should tag flashing posts as? should i tag all gifs i post as gif? because i know some people have really severe epilepsy and gosh i'd really hate to post something that could trigger a seizure
I have a mild epilepsy and don’t have photosensitive epilepsy and therefore I have very little triggers, but personally if you are worried about triggering seizures I would tag flashing images with ‘strobe’ or ‘seizure warning’, or ‘SUDEP’, as well as maybe just ‘flashing images’? But NEVER tag it as ‘epilepsy’, as people who have epilepsy could go through the tag for advice and potentially be triggered.
I’d definitely tag gifs as gif because if people have tumblr savioured ‘gif’ it will be blocked.
I wish I could be more help but I’m really new to the epilepsy thing so I am in no way an authority, I’d look through the tag for some information or ask someone!
Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe was alert and recovering at a Denver hospital Saturday after suffering seizure-like symptoms when the team’s bus pulled into the airport Friday afternoon for the flight to Kansas City.
hope it isn’t epilepsy or even a real seizure, but i am lead to wonder how football fans would react if it is
they weren’t very kind to jerry kill, so how would they treat a player who has epilepsy?
People are falling into two groups: fans who are treating the situation like any other dl-ed player, the other half hate the broncos and think denver’s fanbase is made up of potheads
it’s a win-win situation to me
The only way I can tell the difference between the soreness of a good workout and a seizure is my mouth- the chewed up walls and tongue, the sore jaw and tooth sockets from clenching, et al. In a funny way, it’s nice to know that I’m the reason my body feels this way, not the epilepsy
I think it’s time a database was set up featuring music videos, concerts, television shows and movies that can possibly trigger seizures.
Look at this new little accessory I have the pleasure of wearing everyday…. 😑