Trudging Through the Narcolepsy Brain Fog

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One of the most frustrating symptoms of narcolepsy for me is brain fog – that heavy feeling on my skull that clouds my ability to think and react.  Brain fog is like trying to drive through heavy fog.  Since the view is obscured, you slow down.  You must try to pay extra attention to your […]

How Hawaii Changed My Life

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On two occasions in April, I woke up in the 4:00am hour.  Willingly.  The first was on April 9th in order to catch a flight to Hawaii.  The second was just a couple days later in order to go on a photography tour.  The sunrise photograph above was shot sometime around 6:20-something in the morning.  For a person […]

Balancing Act: Symptom Management and Medication Side-Effects

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It has been weeks since I’ve posted anything of substance about my own condition.  The winter has been long and dark.  I’ve felt largely unmotivated and unproductive after work, not making time to do much else besides cook dinner for the family and spend some time with them before using the last hour and a […]

Operation ME: Change Starts with Me

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“No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.” -Voltaire This quote was emailed to me today. It was a random newsletter, yet the quote was pertinent. Because I like learning about people and the reasons why certain historical figures are quotable, I turned to Wikipedia. I’ve read some of his writings, but I didn’t […]

Attitude Adjustment

Source: google.com via Pamela on Pinterest     In my last post, I mentioned that I’ve been having a bit of a regression of sorts. The term I used was a “sickly, sleepy, slob” to be exact. I’ve been in a better place compared to where I’m at now. I’ve felt better. As frustrating as […]

A Rollercoaster of a Week

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When I was nine years old, my family went to Six Flags in St. Louis. It was there that I conquered my fear of rollercoasters and fell in love with thrill rides. My dad kept trying convince me to ride on the Screamin’ Eagle the entire day, but I refused. It seemed way too scary. […]

Monday Motivation – Find your “word”

We all lack motivation sometimes. Motivation to do the mundane, like load the dishwasher or pick up your child’s toys. Motivation to stop talking about getting in shape and actually get your ass to the gym for your workout. Motivation to stop fooling around on Facebook and finish a task at work. Whatever the case […]