Where I’ve Been

Well. It's been a while. To cut a long story short, I got married in September and took a week off for that. That week then turned into about 5 months and the blog sat quietly, gathering dust. It also coincided with the most gnarly case of Reader's Block I've ever had. Honestly, I just... Continue Reading →

Life Post: Two Years of Narcolepsy

Two years ago this month, I was diagnosed with narcolepsy. My road to diagnosis wasn't long (compared to other narcoleptic people) and my condition is on the milder side. But still, it's changed my life and on my second diagnosis anniversary, I thought I'd share some things I've learnt along the way. Giving blood is... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Sleepyhead by Henry Nicholls

What's it about? When Henry Nicholls was twenty-one, he was diagnosed with narcolepsy; a medical condition that means he falls asleep with no warning. This can be profoundly disabling, especially as its accompanied by poor night-time sleep, hallucinations, sleep paralysis, and cataplexy. In this book, Nicholls explores the science behind sleep disorders, finding that around... Continue Reading →

In defence of my name

In about six months, I am marrying the man in the picture above. He is the best of men, and I love him. He is unfailingly kind, logical and the most loyal person you will ever meet. He takes his time while I rush ahead, and we balance each other out. Best of all, he... Continue Reading →

Glastonbury with Narcolepsy

Hello there reader, I've been to Glastonbury. Oh yes, I dived head first into the warm waters of glitter and cider, and I loved it. But never fear, I'm not going to tell you what to do at Glastonbury, nor am I going to tell you what to see. Most people are far cooler than... Continue Reading →

Caitlin and her Dress in 2017

Evening all, I'm going to update you on what's been happening chez moi since I last posted, and what I see happening on here in the coming year. So when did I last post? August? Ah, September. About Narcolepsy. Since then, I've run a 10 mile race, a 10K race, been to New York, graduated,... Continue Reading →

Narcolepsy FAQs

Hello, I thought I'd do a follow-up post to my last one, about me being diagnosed with narcolepsy. I've been asked a few questions a few times, so I thought I'd try and stop people wondering. I should just say, these are my experiences and everyone has different degrees and forms of narcolepsy. One size... Continue Reading →

Ch-ch-ch-changes

Hello. My name is Caitlin and I have narcolepsy. It's been nearly a week since I was diagnosed. I've been having what my mum delicately calls "funny turns" for a while, but it wasn't until my dad and Andy convinced me that they weren't normal that I went to the doctor. The GP thought they... Continue Reading →

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