right in your face,
you pull back,
running into the night,
faster and faster
your feet seem to fly,
the harder you run,
farther behind you feel,
Your heart is beating at great speed,
Your legs are feeling like jello.
the memories are so near,
you could reach out and touch them,
they surround you.
You breathe with great fear,
You can feel them coming,
oh way too near!
You lay there,
trembling as you sleep.
laying in silence,
Who is there,
The above is an example of what a person with Narcolepsy may face on any given day.
They have excessive Day time sleepiness, Cataplexy.....which I have explained before,
and is listed on one of the pages above. You can have sleep paralysis, where you can not get up upon waking,
and you can have hallucinations. These hallucinations are so vivid, that you have no way of knowing what is real and what is not. I have only experienced the above a few times, and am so thankful that medication helps these symptoms. Some people have gone for twenty years without a proper diagnosis. I understand why Mental Illness is so Common, Can you imagine just for a moment if these things were happening to you. Would you think you might be losing it? How about realizing every time you laugh...you fall down,,
Imagine telling that to your boss, and see what kind of a reaction you get. The brain is an organ, that can be defective...just a tiny cross in the circut and you could be me. I did not feel whole or complete when I was diagnosed with this condition. I kept asking myself, come on Cin when are you going to be your old self again.
I waited, for almost four years, then knowing that this was me now, and there was no going back, just moving forward, living the best I can everyday. So if you meet someone a little out of the norm, please try not to be too judgemental. We all have a story to tell, some just tell them better than others. Embrace your day and Enjoy Your Monday. One last thought, please give thought to being an Organ Doner. There is so much research that still needs to be done, and lives to be saved. I do not mean to offend anyone by mentioning this, it is personal and we all have different religious beliefs. Thank you for visiting and for any feedback.