Posted 13 October 2007 - 06:54 PM
Posted 14 October 2007 - 07:41 PM
It IS awfully "politically correct," isn't it? I don't mind (well, of course I mind) being a narcoleptic. Do wish it were more socially acceptable.
Posted 14 October 2007 - 09:46 PM
But, if you want to be called a Narcoleptic, by all means have at it. For me I prefer PWN.
Posted 15 October 2007 - 05:17 PM
I am Marina. Marina also happens to have Narcolepsy. I was Marina for 23 years before Narcolepsy... has it changed me my personality and my life absolutely but it is CoMorbid with my being me an individual with Narcolepsy.
The same way a child with autism is just that a child with autism they are not autisic they has autistic tendencies.
Political Correctness is a sensitive issue, but you must also remember that you are what you believe. to me saying that you are a narcoleptic is saying that you allow it to become you, whereas saying you are a person with narcolepsy is saying that it inhibits you but that is not all that you are.
You are you. Maybe sleepy but you are you.
Posted 15 October 2007 - 10:17 PM
Posted 13 September 2008 - 11:03 AM
Had to throw my two cents in.
at first I did not minded the new term, it's really not a big deal but new internet slang has got it meaning something entirely diffrent. So I think that sadly since we are in the minority here we should not use it for ourselves. Alot of internet slang is stupid, but since it is so widely used we really do have to think about what we are actually saying, and what others think we are saying. Sad truth.
Posted 13 September 2008 - 09:07 PM
When I was in college the first time, I worked at the Disability Resource Center. The staff there really stressed that we were working with "students with disabilities," not "disabled students."
Like others in this thread, I prefer to be a person first.
Posted 13 September 2008 - 11:23 PM
Posted 14 September 2008 - 07:23 PM
A rose by any other name is but a rose...
Posted 15 September 2008 - 01:56 AM
I have soooo been called that. nasty....
I understand where some of you are coming from, not wanting to be defined but there are many things that define us. There really is no way of getting out of it. So why get upset? It's part of who we are. And if you cant accept yourself then no one else will either.
I am defined as: Female, white, Irish, democrat, a lousy cook and a great listener. Narcoleptic is just one more thing to add to the list.
It doesn't bother me any to be called that. I still prefer it over lazy (or Spoiled Princess Procastination is new lately) any day! lol.