Living with cataplexy … It won’t kill me unless I laugh and fall in front of a bus!

Have I ever told you I have Cataplexy? When I try to explain to people what it is , it usually goes along these lines…

“You have cataplexy ? Eh … What’s that?”

Me ” its a brain / muscle disorder”

“Eh? What ”

Me “Basically … and without getting too technical – extreme emotion, sadness, happiness, anger can lead me to fall down. My left side gives way, my head slumps. I look odd for a few seconds as I really can’t keep my head up-right or keep my eyes open. I look awfully attractive ! ”

The usual reply while partly laughing “Gi’over … What is it really??!! ”
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