I Flinch

Some of you know, many don’t, that I have another blog. I don’t write there very often… for so many reasons. Today I did. I’m sharing it here this time.

The Huntington's Chronicles

I’ve done a true disservice to this blog, to this topic, to readers, and to my own internal world, by avoiding writing about the realities of living with HD in our family. I started this blog to shine a light on a disease that has devastated our family, and so many others. I started it to find a space to share my struggle, as a family member who does not have Huntington’s Disease… as the “lucky one,” as so many people feel compelled to remind me. Lucky–– such a bitter word in my mouth, when it comes to the realities of HD. I started this blog to shine an unflinching light on so many aspects of this disease and the long, painful road families travels in living with HD.

But, I flinched.

I’ve flinched over and over and over again. I’ve flinched every time I try to explain what HD is…

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About Dawn Quyle Landau

Mother, Writer, treasure hunter, aging red head, and sushi lover. This is my view on life, "Straight up, with a twist––" because life is too short to be subtle! Featured blogger for Huffington Post, and followed on Twitter by LeBron James– for reasons beyond my comprehension.
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8 Responses to I Flinch

  1. Marian Exall says:

    Good post. Stay strong. Marian

    Sent from my iPhone


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  2. Laila says:

    Sometimes it’s just imposible to find the way to explain things that are so familiar to you and so totaly unfamiliar to others. No matter how you try you just don’t seem to find the right words, the right way etc. But as long as you don’t give up and keep trying you’re doing something. And that counts for a lot!

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  4. Susan Rosenberg says:

    This is a beautiful piece, keep them coming. We met at Miraval, I had read some of your things on HuffPo but I did not make the connection until I got home. Love your blog and hope you are still feeling recharged!

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