Faint Haiku’s

I have a neurological disorder called Dysautonomia, specifically a type called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). Dysautonomia means Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunction, and POTS means that when I go from sitting to standing, my heart rate jumps, causing me to become dizzy, and eventually faint. I developed Dysautonomia in my early 20’s, and its had a serious impact on my life

 

A Collection of Faint Haiku’s 

 

My feet on the floor

Heart pounds, head spins. Dizziness.

Be careful not to fall

 

Tachycardia

Heart rate rises, sit down now

No one likes to faint

 

How to stop a flair?

Compression socks and saline

Tons of sodium

 

Help, I’m going down

A grey out, black out, pass out

I’m on the floor now

 

The room starts to spin

Not enough blood in my brain

Profound nerve damage

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