After the doc, it was off to work. I did a shorter shift - 6 hours - which suits me so much better, I wish it was only 6 all the time and not 8 hours. Anyway, got home from work, straight in the shower and then into the car to go into the city to see Ross Noble. I was the passenger, thank goodness, meaning I could crash out on the way there. It was a weird sleep... I was aware that I was asleep, but aware that I was awake... it was odd. But refreshing!!! It meant I could stay awake for the whole of the show, which was awesome, even though I did start to wane near the end.
What was REALLY funny about the show was that apparently someone had tweeted to Ross before he went on stage saying, "My friend Cassie is coming to see the show tonight. She's travelled 2 1/2 hours to be here, and you better be good, because she has narcolepsy and might fall asleep if you're not!" My friends and I thought that was great, especially because Ross played on the ignorance of the audience when trying to explain narcolepsy, first clarifying that 'it's not where you have sex with dead people' (I believe that would be necrophilia). Great stuff. Two narcoleptics in an audience!! What are the odds??
Then today I went to the gym where I had a personal trainer and one of the guys who works there start making me up a program to help keep my fitness up. They know about my narcolpesy and they were talking about how important it is to keep exercising and keep the endorphins running etc. It made me think... you know, as far as it all goes, I'm doing REALLY well. There are so many times where I could have just packed it in and moved back with my parents and not worked and slept all day - my doctor even recommended it!!! But I haven't, and I won't. It takes me 20 minutes just to wake up in the morning, but dammit, I do it, every morning, and then I get up and start doing stuff. Some people can't even do that. And I can!!!
After a crappy first few months of 2010 I think I'm starting to get the hang of things now. We'll see where it goes.