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  • #74183
    A metaphor

    Hi everyone and happy New Year!

    I’m interested to know how you would describe md, or your life with md, as a metaphor?

    Thanks – look forward to hearing your suggestions!
    Ruth

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    #83992
    Re: A metaphor

    I am at the bottom of a very steep hill.

    there is a juggernaut heading straight for me

    all I have to stop it is a long handled reacher, some adaptive cutlery and a pair of “Yak-Trax”

    and I have just recognized the driver.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

    taungfox
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    #83995
    Re: A metaphor

    good description taungfox

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    #83993
    Re: A metaphor

    That’s really powerful, taungfox. Thanks for responding so quickly too.

    writerRuth
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    #83994
    Re: A metaphor

    Taungfox – awesome.

    I was never any good an language thingymebobs, I generally refer to MD as an ‘antigravity disease’ I want up, it puts down.

    I'm always the animal, my body's the cage

    I blog about nothingness www.amgroves.com

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    #83996
    Re: A metaphor

    Slightly different from foxy, I tend to see (or dream) it more along the lines of going down a steep (and sometimes muddy) hill, out of control. No way to turn round or go back up again… even keeping at the place you’re at is an unequal struggle.

    Someone once described MD to me in terms of grains of sand slipping through an egg timer. You only really notice it happening when the one grain of sand shifts that affects the way you function. I think that’s quite an accurate description, and have borrowed it frequently myself.

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    #83997
    Re: A metaphor

    Some days I liken it to swimming through treacle rather than going uphill.

    I agree with AMG about the gravity issue – if I was a superhero, gravity would be my arch enemy.

    Such a great idea for a topic and brilliant responses peeps!

    A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” - Douglas Adams

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    #83998
    Re: A metaphor

    AMGMod, petered, sar78 – those are amazing metaphors too – thank you for responding. It would be disingenuous of me to say I can imagine how it feels, but thank you for giving me your words and descriptions to help me try to imagine. I really want to share these with readers of our publications – to help them think and feel differently about md – would that be ok?

    Any more contributions would be most welcome.

    writerRuth
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    #83999
    Re: A metaphor

    Life with MD.

    The elephant in the room. Some days you acknowledge it, others you ignore it. Sometimes it knocks you sideways in a way you just didnt see coming. But it does arm you with a sense of humour.

    What about second breakfast?

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    #84000
    Re: A metaphor

    @kissofdarkness wrote:

    Life with MD.

    The elephant in the room. Some days you acknowledge it, others you ignore it. Sometimes it knocks you sideways in a way you just didnt see coming. But it does arm you with a sense of humour.

    How tactful there is no mention of the elephants deposits :ugeek:

    I'm always the animal, my body's the cage

    I blog about nothingness www.amgroves.com

    AM
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    #84001
    Re: A metaphor

    @writerruth wrote:

    I really want to share these with readers of our publications – to help them think and feel differently about md – would that be ok?

    Fine by me :mrgreen:

    I'm always the animal, my body's the cage

    I blog about nothingness www.amgroves.com

    AM
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    #84002
    Re: A metaphor

    Yes I’m ok with that.

    A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” - Douglas Adams

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    #84003
    Re: A metaphor

    As the sick, bitter, twisted one, I am OK with that too.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

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    #84004
    Re: A metaphor

    @writerruth wrote:

    I really want to share these with readers of our publications – to help them think and feel differently about md – would that be ok?

    That’s fine with me, Ruth.

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    #84005
    Re: A metaphor

    @amgmod wrote:

    How tactful there is no mention of the elephants deposits :ugeek:

    I thought that might’ve been too crass…….

    It’s fine if you want to use mine Ruth but I think there are better ones :)

    What about second breakfast?

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    #84006
    Re: A metaphor

    Some good metaphors there and I can relate to them all.
    I often have dreams (nightmares) about being trapped and unable to get out. There was the one where I was locked in the boot of a car, or the one where I was covered head to toe in thick foam. I think these dreams represent me trying to get out of my restrictions. Inside this tired useless body is a fit and healthy person trying to get out.

    You can use this if you like Ruth.

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    #84008
    Re: A metaphor

    In the race between the Hare and the Tortoise, I’m the Slug.

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    #84007
    Re: A metaphor

    standing right on the edge of a cliff looking down. soo easy to fall down but dont have a hope in hell of getting back up again in one piece.

    """""""What doesn't kill you makes you stronger""""""

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    #84009
    Re: A metaphor

    Hi, I am not the sort of person that is short on words. I have said enough on this forum to give people plenty to think about. However I will just leave you with two links for poems I wrote.

    This is called entity, it is not entirely about MD but is related.
    http://youtu.be/v5tj53yE8Nw

    This is called desolate shed, it is about MD and has the metaphors you might be looking for.
    http://youtu.be/gCcDySfnFQ4

    I hope they can help you.

    Have a Perfect Day

    Karl

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    #84010
    Re: A metaphor

    Thank you for all of these words … they’re really amazing. So are you all. :)

    Keep these going … and thanks for being ok with my using them in our publications.

    Have a happy Friday.

    writerRuth
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