Living Obliquely

Approximately 1400 people are diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis (TM) annually.
Similar to Multiple Sclerosis, it attacks your myelin, leading to painful and debilitating side effects.
About 33,000 Americans are currently disabled as a result of this rare neurological disorder.
Not one person with TM will ever know their prognosis.
I happen to be one of them.

I am a neurological soup. Since my TM diagnosis, I have developed encephalitis, MS, RSD/CRPS, Osteoporosis (I am 34, no 35, eek), and Chronic Anemia. sucks, but I still rock.


Let's Play! Scatterneuries!! - A Playful Site Update

As of today, I am invoking a new Neuro Game Show, Let's Play! Scatterneuries!!, right here on neuro detour, that you, yes YOU, can play whenever you want. Every 1-4 weeks a new Q&A, fill-in-the-cognitive-word-loss, or something of the sort will be posted, and for $1.00* (did you say only $1.00!), you can join the neuro fun.

If you guess the winning answer, you get your $1 back (minus paypal fees) - if you want it.

If you lose, your $1 goes to a good neuro cause, such as research, current fundraisers, and/or my increasing medical bills.

Are you, or do you know, a budding or well-admired graphic designer? If so, neuro detour is looking for you!

Design our next Let's Play! Scatterneuries!! logo, and see your design in every post of our ongoing new game series. And while you're at it, if, and only if, you feel like it, feel free to design a neuro detour logo too. (You will NOT be judged harshly if you submit just 1 logo.)

Although we won't pay you (because we can't - we are a 1-woman 3.5 neuro-disorder full-time patient on disability word-horse), karma will. We'll give you credit for it too, and you'll be admired by our 10,000+ readership, your friends, and neuro-ites world-wide. Or, if none of this fame and glory appeals to your generous jpeg spirit, at least you'll have some pro-bono work for your portolio, right?

Definitely worth it.

The Dealio...
DEADLINE: July 21, 2010.

ALL entries will be posted with your name, bio, and the reason why you wanted to create the new (and first) logo for Let's Play! Scatterneuries!! with a link to your Website and/or email. Ditto goes for neuro detour logos.

The Lesions, I Mean, Details
Sometimes you'll have 1 week to get in your answer; sometimes 1 month...but no cheating, psychic interventions, or tom-peeping on the neuro subject in question allowed, or your $ will automatically go to my IVIg (or oxycotin, or klonipin, or ketamine, human albumin, etc., etc., etc.) habit.

Join the neuroutrageous game, Let's Play! Scatterneuries!!, today! (I'm pretty sure it's legal.) Our first installation will be a simple A,B,C Q&A will be (judged unknowlingly, therefore without bias by my very own doctor and...) posted later today.

Keep your good eye out.

*You will be given the opportunity to raise the stakes for the good of neuro-gimps in 19102 or world-wide if you choose to up your ante at your own philanthropical free will (something we neuro-ites don't usually have - "free will" not philanthropy, that is).

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for sharing your comments on my blog. Please stop back soon or subscribe by clicking

If you're a Philly-region person with TM, please consider joining the Transverse Myelitis Philadelphia network (, a new social networking group that I started for people with TM so that we can meet and chat casually. It's only on Facebook for now, so, if you haven't already, join. It's easy.


In Pictures

Please Note: Some photos may contain partial nudity or depictions of medical procedures. Though I am in many of these photos, my reason for sharing these personal photos is to promote awareness, understanding, and advocacy for people with TM and other rare diseases.
To play the slide show, click the big play button in the center of the screen, then the small one in the bottom left corner. Click here for more advanced viewing instructions, and select "Help."

Twittering Mel

    follow me on Twitter

    Neuro Art Latest

    See My Art Published in Monkey Puzzle Issue #7

    See My Art Published in Monkey Puzzle Issue #7
    Representing TM through Art and Dialogue...Locally, Nationally, Virtually.