For people suffering from Orthostatic Intolerance, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia, Mast Cell Activtation or EDS. Follow me as I document my struggle towards better health.

My 1972 Parisienne Couch Potato Car

My very first car was a pale yellow 1972 Parisienne which I purchased for a grand total of $300.  The car was lying in a farmer's field for a couple of years prior to the transfer of ownership.  It had been lying there so long, in fact, a tree was growing out of the front of the radiator grill.  The horn worked but sounded like an old man with smoker's cough.  The engine worked too...most of the time.  It was so plugged with (gunk?) that it took about 2 minutes from a standing start to get to 20mph.  The brakes weren't bad either but it was best to finish your take-out coffee before you needed to stop. 

You would expect a few troubles with a car that been lying around in a farmer's field for 2 years, right?  With regular oil changes, clean gasoline and some new spark plugs the car's drive improved.  It never lost its smoker's cough but it lasted me for another 3 years until I sold it for a modest profit.

When you have POTS is easy to feel like a car in a farmer's field.

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