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Kelly Main is a person with narcolepsy, studying law, and expert sailor living in New Zealand.
In this episode, Kelly shares that she struggled with narcolepsy symptoms since her childhood, but because she was so active in sports her diagnosis was delayed. Doctors believed she was tired from growing and her very physical activity. Kelly has had a passion for sports and found herself excelling once she discovered sailing. She was on a competitive school sailing team, they ended competing in New Zealand & Australia Secondary School Championships. Her team won ALL the races that day.
Kelly also shares her experience navigating friendships and social life while undiagnosed and how she struggled with people not understanding her sleepiness. In university, Kelly began researching her symptoms and found information on narcolepsy. She took the evidence to a doctor, conducted a sleep test and was diagnosed. This was less than a year ago.
It was a pleasure to hear Kelly’s story. You can follow Kelly at @kelimain on Instagram.
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