To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

What Do These People Have In Common?

Vincent Van Gogh
Alan Shepard
Emily Dickinson
Peggy Lee
Les Paul
Heather Locklear
Kristen Chenoweth
The Little Fruit Fly in Rainbow Colored Socks

What do these people all have in common??

Meniere's Disease!

I guess I keep some pretty cool company - and I left a ton of "famous" people off the list. I must say since my dream job is to be an astronaut, seeing Alan Shepard on the list is rather inspiring. And I freaking love a good singing performance (I mean putting one on, duh. Me? Share a karaoke microphone? Ha!) .... so it is reassuring to see Kristen Chenoweth on the list, too. 

I could bore with you stories about the crazy vertigo and how it nearly knocks you on your ass. Or how one minute you feel deaf, then suddenly everything is too loud and you have to use earplugs to block the noise (that is me right now). I could talk about the nausea from the vertigo. Or difficulty walking. How I can hardly talk because I'm stuttering and/or slurring. Or how on some days all you want to do is curl in a ball and cry because it gets to be too much. But I won't. That's boring. You don't care.

So instead, here's a video! It's short. And she's cute.

*Today I decided that this is why Van Gogh cut off his ear. You know - um, I get it!


  1. That makes so much sense! (About Van Gogh) and you learn something new everyday (about Kristen!)

    I have no idea how any of you do it. You're stronger than I ever could be!

  2. I do CARE. You should talk about it if it makes you feel better. this is YOUR blog and that is sadly a part of your life. If people get bored by this they dont deserve to be your follower.
    Be well.

  3. Just don't cut off your ear!

    You have my sympathy. You are an inspiration to do all the running you do with this. Incredible.

  4. Wow, I had no idea about Kristin Chenoweth! Thanks for posting that.

  5. You are a rock star! I hate that you have to deal with the awful effects of this disease. Sending lots of love your way.

  6. Not saying you can't...but if looking at a picture of *me* standing at the edge of a cliff makes you sweat, not sure what you'd do in a space ship looking out the window at deep space.

    But hey go for it! :)

  7. You really a rock star! And keeping good company! Wow - it is impressive how you deal with this disease and keep running.


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