In the Fall of 2011, my sleep doctor in Buffalo, New York came to the conclusion that I had sleep apnea, which he believed was largely caused by the structure of my nose canals. In January of 2012, I underwent a tonsillectomy and partial uvulectomy to clear up my airways to ensure that I was breathing properly while I slept. Two weeks passed and the swelling of my removed tonsils finally calmed down. I was on my way to a full recovery but there was one problem.
Around October 2012 I fell into a deep depression because of this disease. I felt as though my ability to earn any kind of income was taken from me in one fell swoop. I felt like I let my entire family down because of my inability to work in the business and because I had no idea how I was going to make a living for myself. Anything requiring driving was eliminated and anything that required long hours at a desk with the little movement was not viable.
I finally became committed to crafting a life in an accordance with my narcolepsy instead of forcing one that wasn't