Saturday, January 22, 2011

my condition

I hope readers can forgive my intermittent recent posting history. The illness I'm dealing with changes constantly, and the very aggressive measures I take to fight it shift along with the condition. Sometimes the results are unpredictable.

The newest weapon in the ongoing battle against my own brain is large amounts of cod liver oil, which tends to produce a kind of manic euphoria followed by a collapse of energy. Too much of it and the tremors return, and then I have to take pharmaceutical levodopa -- something I'd rather not do.

The optimal writing window opens up in that wonderful space between overstimulation and lethargy, and I trust that I'll soon find the balance necessary to write every day again. Over time I find my condition remaining stable as I adjust the many counter-measures I use to address it. My outlook is positive, and my overall physical well-being improving, so I can't really complain.

1 comment:

Joe said...

All the best in handling it, Dave. I'm still keeping my eye open for new breakthroughs in treatment.