Thursday, April 28, 2016


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This is the next to the last day of the A to Z challenge. Tomorrow it will be Zany Z and I will draw the prize and bring it to an end. Share your favorite short story/author and why in the comments to have a chance at winning.

Thank you to all who have read along, whether lurking or larking, your attention and witness has been appreciated. 


I can’t decide if the yo-yo-ing of symptoms in dysautonomia is a blessing or a curse. On the one hand, I know that there will eventually be relief. On the other, I never know what body function will be broken from day to day.

Recently, I spent over a year with abdominal pain. Everything I ate seemed to make it worse. No rhyme or reason, no interventions helped. Then, voila! It went away. A few days ago, after several months of absence, it returned. The reprieve was nice, but the return brought a weariness with it.

There are a few signs and symptoms that are constant, and because of that constancy, one develops coping skills and compromises to overcome and persevere. When a symptom comes and goes, those adaptive methods can fail.

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  1. Sorry to hear you are suffering. Feel better soon.

  2. Continuity of the Parks, by Julio Cortázar
    It is so beautifully written. Wonderful imagery. Like the reader in the story, I also love to immerse myself in a story.

    1. I can't wait to read everyone's favorites. I might do a post dedicated to it. :) Thanks for playing along!

  3. I think I'd have issues with the Yo-Yo effect. I'd be relieved with the "off" periods, but once I found that they were only momentary, it'd be hard to not fear/worry its return. But I'm a worrier!

    Unfortunately in some cases, like mental health, even the "highs" which dig you out of the trenches can be just as dangerous and harmful.

    I hope you've started to feel better!


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