What Doesn’t Kill the Writer…

Like other writers I draw from many influences and experiences, good and bad. This past Tuesday I had my bi-annual visit with my pulmonologist. He’s done the impossible, my lung function steady for two years now (following seven years of medical ineptitude by different doctors). My lung function might only be 60-65% of normal, but I’m grateful for what I have.

Photo: CA Hawthorne

Another pulmonary visit. Photo: CA Hawthorne

Lung function aside, seven years ago initiated a different, more troubling tale…

When I was hospitalized in May, 2010 I was placed on a high dosage of Prednisone. The drug helped saved my life, keeping my lungs working when they wanted to quit. After, I was left at that dosage. So slow that I didn’t recognize the changes, the drug altered my perceptions of reality.

*This doesn’t happen to everyone, of course, but it’s my reaction that matters here.

At mid summer I was rushed to the ER suffering manic episodes. I’d weep, laugh hysterically, hallucinate, lose the ability to communicate, and so on…

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About Ontyre Passages

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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