I'm Jasmine, 20 years old, and I've never had to think about life, never thought about the fact that not everything is self-evident.
I've had epilepsy for four years now, and I still haven't accepted it. For a long time I thought it wasn't normal or that it was my fault. Sometimes I thought I was exaggerating, that I just thought about it too much, and I kept telling myself that I shouldn't exaggerate so much, that I should shut up, because it's no big deal what I have.
I was wrong, it's not nothing. I'm allowed to think it's bad and I'm allowed to be angry about it, because it's not fair. I'm not epileptic, I have epilepsy.
Now that I am also not allowed to drive a car directly and have to wear a bicycle helmet I was really angry, not at anyone specifically but at myself. What 20 year old should wear a helmet? I could already see it, they were going to laugh at me everywhere. I was talking about it with a friend who works in care and she told me that she also works with children with epilepsy, she said that they also have helmets that look like caps and hats. I thought it was really cool.
I looked it up and found Ribcap, it didn't take me long to decide I wanted one, they are safe and made for people with epilepsy or balance disorders, or if you just want to feel hip and safe. I chose the hat, nice in winter and summer. And it is still the best choice I have made!
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