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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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How Loss Makes Us More

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How do I define who I am? Who am I? What is at the gooey center of Rachelness? If I were a journal article, what would my abstract read? How do we define who we are and have become without including and acknowledging the events and obstacles in our lives we have both encountered with joy and battles in which we have survived defeat? We cannot. We are the sum of our life experiences, that’s why each of us unique, a blessing to this earth, and we should love one another enough to listen and comprehend our neighbor’s journey to...

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Sleepy American Heroes~ Episode 1

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SleepyAmerican leads a team of badass invisible disability advocates on #SleepyAmericanHeroes #narcolepsy #ms #LymeDisease #Fibromyalgia etc.  A Momentous Day for Sleepy American! First, Nominated WEGO Health Activist Hero 2016 #HAAwards https://awards.wegohealth.com/nominees/12337 , and the Premiere of my original web series Spotlighting persons with Invisible Disabilities as a League of SuperHeroes. #SleepyAmericanHeroes #TickTocIntheHandsofLyme

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Our SMALLLEST Justistice League HEROES are Our BRAVEST

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"Sick isn't weak" an awesome AD shows the strength of our smallest Sleepy American Heroes- INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE, SICK KIDS, CANADA  #Cancer #cysticfibrosis #autism #kidneyfailure

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