About a week ago - which was a couple of weeks into my current series (I'm still trying to find right nomenclature for this thing and its aspects/forms) I realised around one midday that I was absolutely wasted. I barely made it to the couch before crashing. It was unusual: Sure, I am a bad … Continue reading Fatigue
A couple of YouTube videos. And I don't know which one is the more scary. #1: MSNBC made this video piece on Amanda Young, a TN sufferer, seven years into her developing the condition. This is bravery and endurance beyond the pale, because if you are a fitness instructor with TN, here's a (weak) analogy: … Continue reading What it’s like…
I can see why this piece of art was adopted by one of the TN organisations as its motif. It's apparently out of copyright now. It's iconic, probably among the best known artworks of the modern age... but there's more... I've obviously seen this countless times, but a few days ago, browsing around the art … Continue reading Der Schrei der Natur (The Scream of Nature)
My life suddenly has a calendar that goes BTn and ATn. A few days into this, I was overwhelmed. When you wake up in the darkness in a world of pain and the thought rushes in like a burst sewer, that this is how it is going to be for the rest of your life... … Continue reading On reframing Pain…
There are many limitations with WordPress, especially as the plan I'm on is quite restrictive. I'd love any feedback on how easy or otherwise you find moving around these pages. And of course any other suggestions. I hope the menu items are clear enough. To elaborate (and I've made these clickable as well): Home: is … Continue reading Navigating these pages
There's a lot of good information about it on the Net. Below is my extract from a University of Manitoba (Canada) web site that describes it clearly, presenting an excellent overview of the condition. The website link is below, and I'd recommend reading it if you are interested. (Note: Links open in a new page … Continue reading So what is this Trigemi-thingy, anyway?
There's a classic joke of the type that used to be called a "Shaggy dog story" and is now probably categorised as a "Dad joke". It usually has a long buildup, and ends with people coming across a survivor of an attack, lying on the ground, moaning, his body riddled with arrows or spears. When … Continue reading What’s with the name of this blog?