Tuesday, September 13, 2011

It Begins Again :-(

Today I came to believe that my anhidrosis is back. (please see "No Sweat, No Problem - Not Really!" for information on anhidrosis)  Parts of me are sweating, but parts of me are not. I went ahead and made a doctor's appointment for tomorrow to see if I should go in for some tests or if I should start the steroid infusions right away. I've decided to keep a little private diary, or log, about the treatments this time, as well as the symptoms to try to keep track of my progress, or lack thereof. I can't believe I never thought to do this before. What I'm thinking is there may be a book in all this crap. After all, according to the people I've spoken with, I'm kind of a medical miracle. So I started my sweat log, or Slog (Think it'll catch on? Me neither). I chronicled the date, the weather, my sweating issues in detail.
But then I got distracted by that book idea. A book about a man who, for no known reason, loses the ability to sweat. Hmmm... what would I call it?

  • No Sweat!
    •  - No, that sounds like I'm trying to be a self-help guru. Tony Robins would be parked on my lawn trying to call me out!
  • Feelin' Hot Hot Hot!
    • Well... that sounds like it's either a dance number, or women will be buying the book thinking it's a calendar of half-naked firemen. Um... no.
  • Sweating Like A Pig!
    • That would be technically accurate, since pigs do not sweat, but I think a lot of people wouldn't get it. The Richard Simmons crowd might think it's something he put out to go along with 'Sweating to the Oldies', and I'm not all about that. Going to a book signing and being charged by an angry crowd of 300 lb-ers who were expecting a small, effeminate man in ridiculous shorts sounds more like a nightmare than a dream come true.
  • Bone Dry.
    • Sounds like an AA pamphlet.
  • The Quest for Salty Gold
    • Okay, that sounds like a pornographic fetish video - Noooope!
  • Adult Onset Exacerbating/Remitting Ideopathic Anhidrosis - The Story of a Medical Miracle
    • The only thing drier than the author would be the title. I'd be guaranteed to sell at least one book.  Thanks, Mom.
Okay, not having a lot of luck here. I still think there might be a book in all this malarkey, I just need to find a hook. An eye-catching title.

A little help here? Does anyone out there have any suggestions for a title? Throw one in the comments section below. Serious, funny, or in-between, I'd love to hear from you!

Talk to you later!


  1. "Some like it hot, but can't sweat when the heat is on" -- Prince, who originally thought Androgenous meant Anhydrosis

  2. A Sillysalisalisystemisiesta: The absurd salty saline production of one man's system quits working for the hottest part of the day for no particular reason.

  3. Sun, Salt, and Surf (just not at the same time)

  4. 2,4,6,8 Why can't I evaporate?

  5. "Don't know why I'm always dry."