The narcolepsy meds arrived in today’s mail. Let us all give thanks for our blessings, since this means I won’t be driving unmedicated and I won’t be staggering through the day half-asleep.

For those who aren’t familiar with the impact of narcolepsy, without meds I operate roughly at the level of someone coming off about 48 hours with no sleep. Medicated it’s more like someone coming off an all-nighter. I’m fine with the latter: I’ve been this way since I was 15 and I’m pushing 50 now. I don’t remember what it’s like to be completely awake and alert. But at the unmedicated level, I’m not safe to be around. I’m too clumsy.

Medications resume tomorrow morning. Kate-normal resumes some time after that.


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