I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be,
but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.
— Douglas Pagels

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Had Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis!!!

Click to read: Mystery of Victorian-era poet's illness deciphered after 150 years

The symptoms she described in her diary are textbook Familial Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis, just like my symptoms are. I find it incredibly sad that she went undiagnosed and untreated, eventually dying in her husband's arms. But how amazing that someone has acknowledged and given a name to this woman's illness after 150 years. This definitely puts HKPP on the historical map. What a find!!!