Excellent, thank you.
I talked to my biology professor on Tuesday--it's a hybrid class, so it's mostly online with an on-campus lab once a week. She said she hadn't had a chance to read the article, but she would this week and would be happy to discuss it with me after class next Tuesday. She's also very interested to hear from someone who has narcolepsy. She said she was fascinated by it, years back, when she had a narcoleptic kitten. She hasn't kept up with the research, though. Understandable, since she's a veterinarian. But she's really interested to see where the research is going and hearing about how it affects the people who have it--as well as how well current medications work. Ought to be an interesting conversation. Love the fact that she's willing to do this for me! It's entirely outside the scope of the basic biology class, and she's taking her own time to do this.
Also, when I mentioned that I was so interested because I have narcolepsy, she immediately said, "Oh! So, if I see you starting to doze off while I'm lecturing, I won't be offended, and I won't call you out. Is it okay if I just walk over and touch your shoulder or something?"
I was very surprised, though I guess I shouldn't have been, that she was immediately so understanding. I agreed that, yes, that would be an appropriate response, and explained that if I felt a sleep attack coming, she might see me stand up and pace a bit, and that's why I sit at one of the lab tables in the back of the room. "Okay," she said, "so, if you stand up, I'll assume it isn't because you have a question, and I'll just ignore it unless you give me some other indication that you want to ask me something. Okay?"
Definitely one of my favorite teachers, since I decided to go back to school. Wish I could take her for all my other classes!