Author Archives: Mystery Companion

About Mystery Companion

Trying to keep it real in an increasingly unreal world.

Arthrogryposis and me, journey of a Twisted Sister.

When I was born with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita 63 years ago the doctors gave my parents the following advice after shielding my mother from me after my birth: “Your daughter will never be independent, she will be a heavy burden … Continue reading

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Touching Spirits

I began writing this after a dear friend of mine suddenly became gravely ill, and was not expected to survive. It was my attempt to capture the thoughts and memories his friendship inspired. It was originally posted as a single … Continue reading

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“When your body doesn’t match your mind..”

This morning my transgender MtF partner of 3 years, who I adore and accepted as a male, and now as female, had an anxiety attack while getting ready to go run her errands. She is self-conscious and hyper-aware of stares … Continue reading

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Connecting with..

Last weekend was Easter. As a recovered Catholic I chose to celebrate Mother Nature, for without her we would not exist. This past year I have experienced several of life’s huge unwelcomed changes. Those of the calibre that have made … Continue reading

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