A consistent struggle shared by those living with chronic conditions is to what extent that condition defines their lives. It’s an ongoing battle and the results are constantly fluctuating. At one point, it could seem like the condition is all there is to you; other times, it’s only a blip on the radar.
And if there’s one thing that list helped put into perspective for me, it’s that narcolepsy doesn’t need to define anyone’s life.
Just look at what others living with narcolepsy have accomplished!
Names include Jimmy Kimmel, Kurt Cobain, Lenny Bruce, and Nastassja Kinski in the entertainment world, and Winston Churchill and Harold Ickes in politics.
There are also athletes (Franch Bouyer and Aaron Flahavan), inventors (Thomas Edison and Louis Braille), and historical figures (Harriet Tubman).
So if you’re living with narcolepsy, strive to not let it define your entire life.
Hopefully you’ll take inspiration from the accomplishments of others.