What is Dystonia? It is a neurological disorder who likes to ride with Parkinson’s disease,m in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures (compliments of Wikipedia). Why do I consider it to be a monster? Well as you can see by the video, it makes my foot contract into an awful “Exorcist-like” position, and yes, it hurts! The only thing missing is the projectile vomiting and a priest standing over me saying “The power of Christ compels you”.
I had a long evening of dealing with this monster. For no reason at all, my medications were not working; guess I didn’t get the memo they were taking the night off. So this means that it is almost 1am, and I am still trying to get my muscles to calm down. This is a part of Parkinson’s disease for me. What better way to pass the time then to make a video blog!
At the end of the video, you see the transformation of my foot into the monster Godzilla. I sometimes wonder if my evil creature is just misunderstood. Godzilla was created by nuclear detonations which morphed him into a destructive killing machine, but maybe he just had a really bad cramp in his foot. Maybe he just needed a hug. Maybe I need to go to bed…..