Archive for August 18, 2010

Something about me

One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year was to tackle a health problem. In my case I have a specific one in mind. Anyone who sees me on a regular basis is bound to eventually notice that I get shaky at times for no apparent reason. It is a neurological disease. No known cause and no known cure. Sometimes I am totally fine and other times it acts up. I can take drugs for it but they work by suppressing adrenaline response. Obviously, that is not really an option for me so I choose to just deal. I am frequently asked if I am cold or nervous. The answer is I am always cold and rarely nervous. I also get ‘just relax’ a lot which basically has the same effect as saying ‘don’t think about an elephant’.

In the grand scheme of life it is not really a big deal. On the bright side I get a lot of pent up energy that needs an outlet which makes CrossFit perfect for me. Anyway, doctors give me about 60 more years to live so I guess I better make the best of it. In the meantime if I look uncomfortable don’t worry, I am fine. Crack a few jokes or something. In my case laughter really is the best medicine.

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