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Defying Stigma DISINVINCIBLE

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Defying  Stigma DISINVINCIBLE

DISINVINCIBLE Like any great superhero, my origin story is dramatic/unexpected/full of surprises.  I grew up in Duncanville, a Dallas suburb with a younger sister and two dogs named Oreo and Taffy.  I was known for being a great student in school and was especially fascinated by psychology and biology. In High School, My extracurricular activities included Academic Decathlon, Choir and my friends collectively called The Group comprised of many of my Nerdy Chic Decathletes. Every Friday we’d pile into the Mystery Machine and see the latest movie at the theater. I met my first husband in Academic Decathlon training during...

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World Narcolepsy Day: How do you feel when your Transmission Slips?

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World Narcolepsy Day: How do you feel when your Transmission Slips?

Narcolepsy is like a vehicles’s failing or slipping transmission. When your car’s transmission is working well... Every gear follows a specific number of rotations per minute  and it’s in bad shape when one can’t lock in the rpm without the gears not locking in place. You can only start at a school zone in gear 1-2. Gears 3 and 4 for 30 ,40rpm as you need more speed.   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...

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What are you feeling when you face how Narcolepsy has changed you life?

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What are you feeling when you face how Narcolepsy has changed you life?

I have Narcolepsy and I Need to Sleep. (Ah, the Inaccurate Stereotype Repeats...) But Without  Provigil, Xyrem and Effexor XR, My brain is confused between awake and asleep.  My dreams become Real- on Elm St. I See Freddy, I feel pain as he slashes my flesh, I cannot move, scream, my heart's in a panic I say a prayer and Freddy scoffs and burns me.     Sleep Paralysis ~  its not for the weak.  Especially, when no one thinks I'm being attacked by my Sleeper Creeper,  because I look ASLEEP. and I am NOT counting sheep!  Unable to move...

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DISINVINCIBLE

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DISINVINCIBLE

Sweet ambrosia, my only release,
Oh, Dear Sleep, 
Will you ever give me peace?
Living with Narcolepsy?
Its no simple feat! 

My worst nightmares …
are never so simple, 
Time-Space continuum they Ripple.
For Sleep Paralysis, 
By the Pillful, I prepare. 

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Happy Sleep Week! NapCave Grand Opening!

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Happy Sleep Week! NapCave Grand Opening!

I'm Sleepy American, and after enough convincing, the city of GotRem and Nap Man agreed to invite you to our home.

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