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Thomas Gow is a Client Experience Analyst at TruDataRx. Thomas is also a person with Type 1 Narcolepsy and one of the inspirations to the creation of Wake Up Narcolepsy.
In this episode, Thomas shares his experience of diagnosis at the age of 10 and how it wasn’t until he began to experience cataplexy that something bigger was going on beyond just being sleepy.
He shares how he navigated his educational journey from middle school to grad school, playing sports and now working a full-time job. In his acceptance of narcolepsy, he took logical risks to see how his body could handle different life experiences. Routines, goals, support systems and logical risks have all played a part in helping him embrace his narcolepsy.
He believes narcolepsy has allowed him to grow in a way that gives him a completely different perspective on the world. He says, “[Narcolepsy] is along the ride to where you want to go in life.” It isn’t driving you.
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