Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Movement disorder: that definitive diagnosis!

Trip over every darned thing that isn’t there?

"Hang on, hang on. I’ll just nip over and have a chat with you. Only be a tic."

"Yeah? Just who do you think your kidding, sweetheart!"

Ever fantasize about being someone other than yourself? Like:

Having a voice that others can understand?

Being able to pick up the telephone without feeling that churning feeling in your belly?

Knowing the effect of fear about having to actually say something?

Love to have the ability of those around you to just reach out and actually take hold of that cup of coffee?

Be able to go to an auction without the auctioneer acknowledging your bid when all you are doing is concentrating on stopping that ‘yes, yes’, ‘no, no’ head tremor?

What about doing that crab walk waltz along the supermarket isle? Oh for the ability to just stroll along those isles without knocking stock off the shelves when trying to correct that sideways wobble!

Uh ha, so the rest of you are getting the picture? Well now. Take a look at this.

Here we are, sweet maidens of The Atherton Tableland and Cairns Dystonia Support Group, in Far North Queensland! I took the photo but then, you know what I look like!

We are hosting a Movement Disorders Symposium on the 16th April at 6.30PM until – well, until the fat lady sings! Like to join us?

Watch this space for more about the great event on World Voice Day, 2008.

Now, I ask you. How appropriate is that! Join us in giving voice to the needs of people living with all the frustration, pain and anxiety, accompanying movement disorders.

Take a browse through the highlighted links in this article, learning more about movement disorders and how they impact on every part of a person’s life.

Wow! Bet you didn't know that much about them! Remember, you can read it all here.

Sue Bayliss. Cairns, Australia.

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