Posts From Category: Aftershock Diary

Electroshock, Bookshelves and Tears

I’m crying. Some days my cognition is dismal and I feel like I’m stumbling around in the dark. Today is one of those days. I can’t assemble my new bookshelf. There are several factors in play; for starters I can’t read the instructions. Scratch that- I can read them, I just can’t retain anything long …

Family, Fun, Frustration and Tears

 I just got back from a family reunion. I had some amazing moments, but some painful party  crasher ones showed up as well.  As much as I prepare myself for these events, I’m never ready for the pain that follows me around at these events.  The first comes from my social problems associated with brain …

My Second Pro ECT Purchase- Ew

I just bought my second pro ECT book. I feel dirty.   The first was the Miracle of Shock by Robert E. Peck, a chauvinist from oppressive psychiatry era of the 60’s. Piece of work, That man.   Here’s a choiced quote from his book:    The reason I’m unhappily handing over my money (yes this book …