Thanks, Maliha. It's really not quite so bad any longer. The doctors pump me up with all sorts of drugs that lessen the symptoms. The biggest problem is getting used to dictating and transcribing after all these years of typing.

The frequent tests are a pain. Having to give up driving where there is no public transportation is a pain. The additional stares (I’ve always drawn stares here in The South because of my ponytail, my casual dress, etc.). I’m no longer the public figure I used to be here (that helps some). I don’t have to answer so many questions (that’s a relief). What a BORE that would be.

And you don't seem at all idiotic to me.

Possessor of Paul Newman eyes. Author of the straightforward & strange. “Women zai shuo ba.” Be useful; share what you can; help others always. Doctor of texts.