Orville Redenbacher’s Syndrome.
Fraggle Rock Syndrome.
Dwayne “The Rock” Syndrome.
Christmas Sock Syndrome.
Mr. Spock Syndrome.
Growth Stock Syndrome.
Thor: Ragnarok Syndrome.
“I Got A Rock!” Syndrome.
New Kids On The Block Syndrome.
Killer Croc Syndrome.
Nancy Drew and the Mystery of the Old Clock Syndrome (hmmm, https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/05/25/crapathy/)?!?
Or, Achenbach Syndrome.
Ever heard of it?
Most people haven’t,
even some doctors hadn’t. There’s a lot we don’t know about.
Those other, more ‘interesting’ names were my son’s funny names (just the highlights) for my latest syndrome, Achenbach Syndrome – a benign, self-limiting condition of unknown etiology characterized by paroxysmal, spontaneous hemorrhage and bruising of volar aspect of the hand or fingers, associated with burning pain and swelling of the digits.
Good news, it’s benign (love that “B” word).
Bad news, it hurts, random, and unsightly, alas, I fear that my future as a hand model is in jeopardy (kidding, my hands look like I’m the Cryptkeeper).
Not looking for sympathy, it just reminded me, not to be too definite or so set in opinions and ways, when we know so little…But that list probably makes you understand why I love my son more every single day he’s on this Earth. To understand, watch Young Sheldon and The Big Bang Theory
https://yadadarcyyada.com/2014/05/03/the-big-bang-theory/ (Your own Sheldon, adorable, not quite as adorable as seen on TV).
Asperger’s/Autism isn’t as entertaining as on TV, but reminds us, different isn’t less, that goes for any illness.
Christmas should be carefree, for children and adults. Don’t focus on negative stuff and people, don’t rush around, try to be perfect, try to do it all…focus on the good stuff, slow down and smell the cookies…dance with a Snowman, watch the stars, twirl in the snow, bask in the sun…smile.
So this holiday season or anytime, I’ll listen to joy, I won’t listen to: “You’re lazy.”, “You’re a whiner.”, “It’s all in your head.”, “Fibromyalgia is just another word for lazy.” https://yadadarcyyada.com/2013/08/31/fibromylagia-is-just-another-word-for-lazy/If people don’t add to your joy, limit your time with them, because your time is limited.
What we don’t know is way more important than what we do know. People believe in many things they can’t see: air/oxygen, thoughts, hope, love, grief, fear, ultraviolet light, Kharma, dark matter, dark energy, antimatter, radio waves, heartbreak, Santa, God/gods, Satan, aliens, ghosts, vampires, gravity https://yadadarcyyada.com/2014/07/13/gravity-vs-supermoon-whoever-wins-we-lose/ People believe all kinds of stuff, even without standardized testing, why not believe in Fibromyalgia and other medical issues: Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s, Autism, Lupus, ADD/ADHD, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, wheat or gluten ‘sensitivity’, acute back pain, many mental health issues, Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy aka Broken Heart Syndrome https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/01/15/5-ways-im-not-under-pressure/ and much more. Are they made up? A big hoax? Fake news? Doctors have to drum up business, not enough sick people?
Some people like to mock (definitely on the Naughty List). Exhibit A: The Internet. https://yadadarcyyada.com/2016/06/10/cant-you-just-pretend-to-be-nice/
Those same people would want doctors and people to believe them if they were ill. Also applies to: sexual harassment, bullying, hard work, learning disabilities, rape, etc. Be gentle with your actions and words, after all, they’re not consensual and can’t be returned.
To the best of my knowledge, there’s no standardized testing for ignorance or stupidity yet either, but hey, I’d buy massive quantities of stocks in that booming business. Maybe we need a standardized test for intolerance.
Enjoy the holidays, but remember, the bigness of it may not be joyful to all! https://yadadarcyyada.com/2017/12/03/merry-christmas-ya-filthy-animals/
So before I prepare (chocolate will be involved) for my bittersweet weeks of mid-season finales (The Walking Dead),