2018 January 7th – Eureka – an Epiphany

I think it would be just to have a Eureka! moment on the feast of the Epiphany (I know it was yesterday, but today’s Mass will celebrate it — my brain is always a little slow from the massive amounts of information it processes.)

I have what I believe is a mathematical bases for describing and tracking my debilitation.

I’m going to try to generate an electronic version of what I have etched in my paper journal in the next couple of days.  I’ve been going about it the wrong way.  I’ve been trying to assign numbers to how I feel at certain times and certain days.  The problem is that these numbers are arbitrary and based on subjective evidence, that is, how I perceive myself.

In creating this specific graph, the placement of the marker is equally subjective, but I can also base the placement on my subjective perception of what other humans are capable of doing.  The subjectivity, somewhat cancels everything out.

The Y-axis ranges from too loose to too spastic with ideal in the middle.  The X-axis ranges from being a vegetable to a normal human levels of activity.  I was thinking about having human levels of activity being the middle of the X-axis and superhuman to the right, but I didn’t want to ask for too much.  Thus, I limited my scale to sub-human.

A Z-axis can represent time.  With the movement of the marker occurring in three dimensions, I can then assign a numerical scale that then can be assigned as the mathematical basis for my debilitation.  Additionally, this would provide an efficient way of tracking the progression of the disease.

If this makes no sense to you, please, withhold judgement until you see the graph.  I like the graph’s design. It makes a lot of sense to me.  My non-math wife agrees with its simplicity and clearness of meaning.

Thanks, and God Bless!

Jay C. “Jazzy_J” Theriot