September is also Dystonia Awareness Month!
According to my neurologist, I have it. For me, it causes weakness in my right arm and leg, and of course the ever-present tilted head. We tried Botox and that wasn’t for me, but luckily I have a family who understands what’s going on with me and also ice is my friend. (I’m pretty sure my symptoms are actually from Chiari, but my doctor wanted to see if he could fix me, bless him.)
Professional comics. Do not hit your friends in the back of the head with frying pans.
Making the best of my summer so far!
Blessed are those who can grab their sternocleidomastoids. Or something. I’m sleepy.
I’ve recently been diagnosed with cervical dystonia, which sounds disgusting so I’ll call it wonky neck. I’ve had wonky neck for so long I’m genuinely surprised by life without my own muscles trying to rip my head off. This is not a new thing, it’s probably secondary to the Chiari, but being both things are weird conditions not many people know about, it took forever to get a name and a sensible doctor–I mean treatment. I am not cured, but I feel a hell of a lot better.
If only that particular feature of my arms was useful!
September is Chiari Awareness Month, and I have Chiari so every day feels like Chiari Awareness Month, but I’m only subjecting you to it for one week. It’s time for the Chiari Cream Challenge to support Ehrick Garion’s Act. Here’s some weird girl who may or may not be me depending on whether you find this amusing:
To learn more go to http://www.chiariact.org/ccc.html
Who am I kidding, I have written myself out of Chiari puddles a thousand times.
Putting the radic in radiculopathy since 1984.
Hello and welcome to honesty week! Kinda. I mean, my head’s not tilted THAT much.
Chiari explained by a hoser.
Listen, if you want to visit <a href=”http://www.chiariact.com/ccc.html”>http://www.chiariact.com/ccc.html</a> and do the Chiari Cream Challenge with your dog, go for it, just make sure you wipe the cream off before you go walkies.
This is totally serious, I have Chiari and I took the Chiari Cream Challenge to raise awareness only my cream was still frozen so you can read this comic then watch this video:
Then visit http://www.chiariact.com/ccc.html to learn more and support Ehrick-Garion’s Act. (Also check out the About Us page because you may see someone there you know.)