Before I was officially diagnosed with narcolepsy, I was a terror to my family. I once punched my chihuahua like I was serving a volleyball, I choked my wife, and wide range of random movements that would have made you think I had been possessed. I was the only one unaware of this though, my wife was afraid to say anything for fear of upsetting me.
Once I was treated properly, which has taken a very long time, I was safe to sleep around my family again. I now feel a new sense of purpose to raise awareness to the unaware, to help those not as fortunate as I am to have military insurance pay for outrageously priced medication. A thirty day supply costs over five thousand dollars, you can imagine what that copayment is like.
So, in a weird, quirky kind of a way I have become a voice for narcolepsy. Maybe an unheard voice currently, but that’s what this blog is for. Once a monster to my family in my sleep, I’m now an up and coming, real life super hero for my family and fellow narcoleptics!