Sunday, July 22, 2007

My Dad should be a Blogger

My father should be a blogger. He's not, and never will be. He types poorly and his hands shake too much to even write with a pen much (likely Essential Tremor). He even dislikes writing checks which creditors do not like. But he loves to extemporize, theorize and solve the world's problems (something I don't do here - the most I ever do is solve dog problems and that's in the dogs' blog), and it would give him a place to rant instead of taking it out on innocent bystanders. It would do him so much good - sigh.

There are medications you can try, but his doctor didn't think they'd help much. There's a line in this reference that made me laugh:
All people have some degree of tremor during movement. This shaking normally involves mainly the hands. Stress, fatigue, anger, fear, caffeine, and cigarettes may temporarily worsen this type of tremor.
He has not one, not two, but Every Single One of those risk factors! Sigh.
Oh they left stubbornness out of the list. That should be the first one.

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