Friday, October 20, 2006

My capillaries scream, there's nothing left to feed on

I don't know if you've noticed, but I've been kinda nervous for a very long time. Probably longer than you've known me, now that I think of it. I'm in a constant state of anxiety. Here's a little physio lesson for you. There's a phenomenon in the human body called the fight or flight response. It was useful evolution-wise for survival. I suppose it still is. Through hormones and the nervous system, lots of things happen to your circulatory, nervous and digestive systems when you're in a state of nervousness or arousal. Sometimes, in the environment we humans find ourselves in today, those responses can be considered inappropriate. As a result of my constant state of alert and the concomitant effect on these systems, my digestion has never been stellar and my nipples have been erect for as long as I can remember. Or at least since the late 90's. No, seriously. If we ever meet, I invite you to check it out.

I just felt like sharing today, lambs. I'm off to the salon. Ta!


Charlie said...

OMG. I can so relate. My doctor actually told me I produce too much adrenaline. How embarrassing. Hence the high anxiety I'm always feeling. Obviously the two of us together would produce terror.

Michael Guy said...

For on-going teaching purposes regarding the 'fight or flight' syndrome you share here...what about a pic to showcase the nipple dynamic that you specifically experience? I find that I learn the most when the teacher has a sassy syllabus.

Ur-spo said...

Time to get the parasympathetic (the calming part of the nervous system) more up to par!
I hope you have some channels to relieve stress, diffuse anxiety etc.

Michael said...

Ya know, last night I went to a big gay fundraiser, where there were lots of gays and chandeliers and large swaths of backlit fabric draped everywhere and go-go boys and martinis and the nipples were decidedly more docile. Could that be one of those channels of which you speak?