Here is a brief introduction to my dystonia alien, Benedict. Benedict is in control of my basal ganglia, he decides what part of my body shall spasm, when it shall spasm, and which position the spasm shall take on. Certain things irritate Benedict greatly, such as trying to pick up a cup with my right hand or if I try to walk normally with my right foot/leg. I therefore take immense care to avoid these triggers.
For those of you who are having trouble imagining what Benedict looks like, take a look at my post entitled The Claw. Attached to that post is an image of one of the aliens from Toy story. This is what I imagine is in control of my body.
- The Claw (dystoniaandme.wordpress.com)