SPS – Living As Wile E. Coyote

August 7, 2011

Chuck Jones said, “Wile E. is my reality, Bugs Bunny is my goal.”

Diagnosed with Stiff Person syndrome, I am living a Looney Tunes reality as Wile. E. Coyote. The ever unpredictable efficiency of “Acme” prescriptions, situation or emotional stimulus, combined with my personal Wile. E. cunning is a potential recipe for “Th-th-th-that’s all Folks!” My only hope is to capture the ease and speed of mainstream living as the Road Runner, completely resistant to all dangers and evil.

SPS is so hard to explain, the triggers, symptoms, spasms. This cartoon captures some of the fearful uncertainties of some types of syndrome spasm, minus the frozen full-body rigidity. And in every cartoon, Wile. E. falls–several times.

Swallowing the earthquake pills, similar to stimulus overload for me, Wile. E. demonstrates the trepidation, unpredictability, and strength of Stiff Person Syndrome spasms…with the ending death-defying fall. The Road Runner, “normal” humanity, is unaffected by stimulus overload.

And like Wile. E., I will appear in another episode of attempt vs. the odds. Persistent.

Copyright © 2011


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