i know what you mean. i wrote this about a year ago, and i, personally, have seen quite the change in my writing since. but nevertheless, the sorta of "scare" tactic i took in this one was mainly because i, personally, am so afraid of this disorder. when it hits close to home, you continuously think every day the various death possibilities for the person who is experiencing it. and it does scare the piss out of ya. and this is just one of them.
but yeah, dramatic indeed, and this is why i like poetry better. :)