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Rhiannon

I was 10 years old when I was first diagnosed with my epilepsy and I am now nearly 17.

It first started at my parents friends wedding I had my first seizure there and my parents first thought I was just having a nightmare until they were told to call an ambulance eventually when I kept having them. I was in hospital for a week until I was told I had epilepsy. I still feel bad every time I have a seizure because I feel like it's my fault but my parents know it isn't.

I can't speak or walk after my seizures and I'm always tired but I'm learning to accept it. I'm upset that I won't be able to drive until I'm seizure free for a year but I found out I get a free bus pass when I turn 17 which is helpful but I'm still scared I won't ever get to drive.

Rhiannon
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