I had a close call today. I was hiking down a dirt road west of Vanguard with my headphones on and head down. Expecting no traffic, I wasn’t particularly paying attention when I looked up to see this:
That tail is up and he is pointed at me! I think another if I had walked another 10 feet, I would have been in for a major surprise!
I did an exit stage left, walked well around and left him behind me.
What is Huntington’s Disease (4)?
Huntington’s Disease used to be known Huntington Chorea. The two names are synonymous. Chorea is Greek for dance. It is the sporadic, random and never-ending movements that have become symbolic of the disease although, as I mentioned in a previous post, cognitive and behavioural symptoms appear much earlier than the Chorea stage. Here is an example:
Chorea is also used as a name in other movement disorder diseases
Did You Know?
People often used to be arrested for Huntington’s Disease! Police would see the Chorea and assume the person was drunk. More than few sufferers of Huntington’s Disease have had to spend a night in a drunk tank but because of the disease, not alcohol. It happened to American folk legend Woody Guthrie. It even happened in Nova Scotia in 2014!
This Day in Training:
Distance: 8 kilometres
Conditions: Absolutely a perfect day for hiking! Mosquitoes are starting to appear though. Saskatchewan is pretty!
Most listened to song on my playlist:
If It Makes You Happy – Sheryl Crow
Back to 1996 again for this Sheryl Crow song. Is it grunge? Is it country? Country grunge? Good song to listen to when walking. GCD