Tell Me Where It Hurts
Sundays are always crowded after the weekend without a doctor. Only two people work in the mornings: one specialist and one resident. I wonder how this morning’s list will look. From my parking spot, I can already see that the waiting room is full. Tell Me Where It Hurts is a wholesome peek into the doctor’s office: The Intensity, the deliberations, system constraints, and of course, the doctor’s own personal life.
My story represents the chronology of my mental illness over a span of 49 years, as well as my attempts to understand it and cope with it. Selected entries from my journals constitute the source and follow an authentic progression over time. In them, I relate insights about the origin of my disorder. I also describe thoughts and feelings that arose and my reactions to events that took place at various times, as influenced, for better or worse, by psychiatric medications and supplements.