Thursday, March 15, 2007

Losing My Mind?

Hi All!

One of the scariest symptoms of my disease is high ammonia levels in my brain, which, left untreated could lead to an encephalitic coma, but it's sneakier manifestations are light-headedness, absentmindedness, forgetfulness.

Thank goodness for Enulose, a strong laxative which flushes ammonia away. The frequent bathroom breaks are well worth it. The Minnesota Legislature is considering a "freedom to poop" bill where one with Krohns Disease, for example could carry a state-issued card that will compel businesses to allow the use of their private privies. Probably won't pass, but given the new wacked out Left Wing legislative majorities anything is possible, no matter how silly and needless.

Yes, I go a lot but I don't need special access to private water closets.

I guess it's a good sign that when I have my "episodes" I know what is happening and compensate by over concentrating and making lots of lists to jog my ultra-short memory.

While reflecting on this today, I was reminded that OLD memories are still mostly there. I hadn't listened to this perfectly descriptive 1971 song by Ian Hunter for many many years, yet the title, "When My Mind's Gone" sprung into my mind from my vault of useless trivia. It's a real downer, so find an upbeat post if you don't want to wallow in it with me. Here goes:
When my mind's gone
All I do is sit and think
And the days go by
I don't remember anything
And yesterday becomes tomorrow
And I can see the day after tomorrow
I can even see next year
When my mind's gone
When my mind's gone

And the time goes fast
And the shadows fly away
If this feeling lasts
Then I won't have to find a thing to say
What once was clean is now unclean
What once was straight is now unstraight
What once was free is now unfree
What once was cold is now uncold
What once was me is now not me
When my mind's gone
When both my minds gone
When all of my mind's gone
When my mind's gone

So I'll take my secrets
I'll take them with me to my grave
And if I'm taking yours
Then I will try to make it safe
There ain't nothing going right
There ain't even nothing going wrong that's right
And day is day
And night ain't night
And night is day
And day is night
And spring is summer
And autumn's winter
When my mind's gone
When my mind's gone
When my mind's gone
Everything's gone
When my mind's gone
When my mind's gone
When my mind's gone
When my mind's gone


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