by Ronald W. Hull
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Autonomic dysreflexia is its name.
Not to know it, is no blame.
Residing between life and hell.
To know it, one must feel its spell.
Somewhere between body and brain,
Lies a place where the two are twain.
When this tenuous tie is lost,
Communication is the cost.
When the body is in pain,
It sends a signal to the brain.
So quick the brain is to learn,
Returns the help that is yearned.
But when the brain can't figure out,
What the message is all about.
It sends out a general alarm,
As though it's body's bought the farm.
Starts with a slight feeling of unease,
Then grows into a massive seize.
A crescendo of heat and vibration,
That runs the body like automation.
Trapped inside this hideous place,
There's no going easy--going with grace.
Feel death coming? It's right on board.
Feel it coming, without a word.
Until it overwhelms--brain browns out.
Through the buzz, scream and shout.
Grim as the Reaper down under,
But no help can one render.
Relax, and let it slither off,
Like used snakeskin slough.
Shudder to think of it coming again.
… Next time, will it do me in?
Copyright 2002 © Ronald W. Hull
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|Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen
|It "feels" like a living hell, the way you wrote this, but I'm glad you did, it shows me strength, and love of life...you may have just inspired a poem in my thoughts..thank you, Ron.
|Reviewed by Cheryl Snell
|A harrowing description of a ungovernable neurological event.Yourlanguage is very much in control,however. All the best, Cheryl|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|i've heard of dysreflexia, hear it can be nasty...very informative write. do all quadriplegics go thru this? i suffer with low blood pressure...stand up too fast, and everything starts spinning. dysreflexia sounds horrible, and i'm sorry you have it...is there anything that can be done about it? (((HUGS))) and love, karla. (and i appreciate your reviews of my work, too...thank you.)|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Hang in there, Ron. My heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with you. Hope you are feeling better. Sorry you have had to go through this. (((((HUGS))))) to you!! Love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn.|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|This is a horror, I have had similar experience, but not the same problem, My heart goes out to you and I too will keep you in prayer. This is a beautiful write for such a horrific experience.|
|Reviewed by Linda Hill
|Wow Ronnie...Very descriptive
and informative. If you have
this I hope it can be controlled?
Bless you hon...big hugggs.
|Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
|It sounds like a real mind boggling thing to have to live through, and I'm truly sorry you are going through this..You will be in my prayers....Lisa|