RA Sucks

September 4, 2017

The title is a no-brainer. It’s a gimmee.

Michael J. Fox had this to say about his Parkinson’s: “It’s a disease that keeps on taking.”

This weekend, I was reminded of this by my Personal Monster(tm). I used to be a huge gearhead. I had this truck… twin turbo, 408c.i., over 1100  horsepower. I fabricated my own remote-mounted turbo kit for the truck, and it was all tucked inside the frame rails. It was a huge pain in the ass, but also a lot of fun. Here’s a bad video I made to make one of my friends leave me alone about making a video 🙂


As I was getting sick, I pulled the engine out of the truck due to a galled cam bearing. I got it all out, pulled it apart, and was planning on putting in a larger c.i. engine. Then, my Personal Monster(tm) explained the error of my ways. I’ve been “going to sell it” now for 7 years.

Today, I listed it on ebay. When I was making the ad, I visited a performance forum that I used to frequent. I made the mistake of reading some of the “build” posts I made back before I was sick, and all the grief and anger of being disabled came back to me in a flash.

I hate RA. I can’t help it. I’m supposed to “accept it.” Not gonna happen.