I developed a severe anxiety disorder after a medical scare at the age of 21. Now, in the midst of a global pandemic, the gains from my battle against hypochondria are finally starting to outweigh the losses.
It was Boxing Day, 2013. Mackelmore’s “Thrift Shop” was top of the charts.
That year, Christmas vacation wasn’t going according to plan. Instead of enjoying a quiet night by the tree, my mom was driving me to the local hospital with all of the tell-tale symptoms of a migraine.
That was my first time having a migraine. Turns out, they really suck.
Writer & Birth Doula