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Faced death. I didn't blink once.

by Contemplative on August 23, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Clinically diagnosed with blink deficiency at John Hopkins (comes in handy for staring contests, not so much for it resulted in severe dry eye syndrome).

Faced death from coma in Nov 2003 and severe hypothermia in Feb 2004 (both related to reactions to medications).

Also tempted to engage in self-harm and occasionally flooded with suicidal ideation (mostly related to poorly coping with my narcolepsy among other psychosocial factors). Thank God, Grandma, and everyone inbetween that I am still here today, alive, AND, mostly, doing well!


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