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Narcolepsy is like a vehicle’s failing or slipping transmission

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Narcolepsy is like a vehicle’s failing or slipping transmission

  The origin of Narcolepsy in where One very small part of our hypothalamus of those living with type one Narcolepsy with Cataplexy is housed within the hypothalamus, part of our limbic system controlling our most basic needs and drive for survival, reproduction. The immune system attacks the ventrolateral preoptic nucleus (VLPO or VLPN), obliterating the neurons secreting Hypocretin (Orexin) the chemical responsible for controlling our sleep-wake cycles. Once this happens (an autoimmune response) those neurons are gone. The brain with Narcolepsy no longer progresses from a well-evolved circadian Rhythm seamlessly changing gears from the hypnagogic Stage 1, stage 2, to...

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Window Pains, original Poem written during the 2011 Narcolepsy Network Conference Creative Writing Session

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Large space I came with high hopes. Hopes for us, hopes for a garden, hopes you'd provide us with great joy to watch our future children play and grow. Hopes I would one day afford and have the strength to create the garden of my dreams. The mirage of colors of gorgeous blooms and their sweet perfume fragrance the air and our souls.With our plaid patterned sofa's back against your enormity, you fed in the heat in the summer, sucked the warmth from all in the winter. Dressing you with royal blue curtains-- a challenge for your size, but you...

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