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.


Ketamine Cam: 11.17.10

As usual, Ketamine 1 pt. Mel's recording skills 0. This was actually a 9 minute video, so apologies in advance for its utter uselessness, except to let you know that I am both still alive and getting ketamine.

More to come. Lot's more.

1 comment:

  1. is difficult to have to endure it, but that's what we lived, just have to have strength and faith that you will achieve your purposes and that the pain will pass and that painkillers such as Vicodin, hydrocodone, norco but not only will help you heal, so do not follow these tips to buy online without a prescription and is not good to buy products that are dangerous.

    Thanks for letting us express our ideas and learn about the different feelings for people who suffer from this disease.


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