Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose … or, to put it another way, I’ve just come off ANOTHER trip on the magic roundabout.
This respiratory specialist – after months and months of test after test – confirms that I have muscular weakness (so restricted lung function and diaphraghmatic weakness) that would be asscoiated with the genetic condition BUT also thinks that I still have asthma too (aggreivated by a raft of allergies, some of which I knew about some I didn’t).
Last respiratory specialist said there was definitely no asthma and all symptoms were purely down to the genetic condition.
One before that said that there was definitely no asthma but had no idea about the genetic condition so was bemused by the symptoms.
Before that the previous respiratory specialist said all symptoms were down to asthma but had no idea about the genetic condition.
… next one will prpobably say it is because I have gills, or something like that!
You know I realise, completely, that my medical condition (or conditions) are both complicated and complex, and that the effects are subtle most of the time which makes it extremely hard to narrow down and give a firm diagnosis. However it would be nice, just for once, to at least have a small part of the overall picture that doesn’t keep changing!
So, a couple of weeks back I made a guest appearance on a very, very cool radio show with/for Following the Nerd. Was originally meant to be on for about 15 minutes, or so, promoting POWERS: A Superhero Anthology in particular and the comic scene in Ireland generally … but ended up spending about an hour or so with the guys, chatting about all things Nerd.
Anyway, if you’d like to hear my thoughts on a multitude of things – POWERS, superheros, comic books in general, Irish creative types, Avengers movie, and my lack of knowledge about all things Star Wars – in my very own dulcet tones, then you can now do so by listening to the podcast below or by clicking here (http://www.followingthenerd.com/ftn_news/ftn-podcast-ep-12-fortune-and-glory-kid-fortune-and-glory/)
Had a GREAT time with the Following the Nerd guys on their radio show last night – talking about my Powers superhero anthology, the upcoming sequel (or sequels) plans for this year and next, my own writing and upcoming novel work (Frenzy and Djinn, so that you know), people I work with and am inspired by locally, and, of course, comics, zombies, toys and all other things nerd.
They are doing great things, in my opinion, both locally and as a major, worldwide, genre site.
I’m hoping – because, as you know, I don’t have enough things on my plate already, that I am going to be doing a lot more things with these guys!
Was amazing fun and suggest that you all follow/like them – NOW!