dunkempt wrote:Maybe the same people posted in more than one place?
Also I would say (from an English-major point of view), people know how to write about things because of models they have already read. (Once upon a time there weren't many models for, say, accounts of jousts, and so in Malory all the jousts sound the same.)
If, for example, I read (as I did, on TiMS) someone explaining that after venoplasty they felt like they had switched to HD from analog, it might strike me a useful way to describe an experience it would otherwise be hard to articulate. And so I have used it more than once myself.
“Wanted to share some good news - six months on BBD and guess what! I feel great! So many improvements - but the one that really AMAZES me every time I look down at my left hand - is that after TWO YEARS of CONSTANT pins and needles and clumsiness.... IT IS GONE!!!! (Been gone for two weeks now...) The neuro told me quite clearly that this particular problem was PERMANENT caused by myelin/brain damage - HA! Stuff him and his amazing ‘knowledge’ - we know something he doesn’t...
. It is funny... There are still minor problems with my neck and therefore my balance, but what the matter is, I performed an almost perfect sight test with my right eye, where the whole mess started ten years ago. I even see the pixels on my notebook screen.”
“I am sitting here at work on my birthday getting all weepy-eyed at the changes this year has brought. Last year on this day, I went out to dinner with my in-laws at one of the nicest restaurants in town scarcely able to use a knife and fork, hardly able to talk, taking great care not to choke because I was having difficulty chewing, walking with a cane (barely), and too depressed to carry on a decent conversation. It was a few months after that that I found the BBD and all of you. Today I am well on my way to complete recovery. I can walk - even jog for several feet. I can eat. I have plenty of energy to do yardwork, care for (and wrestle with!) my darling little boy, I am working full-time and moving up the ladder at lightning speed. I have lost about 25 pounds, my skin is clear, and I must say that I am looking good! I am convinced that I will not go back to that dark place I was last year.”
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