For those who have never experienced it, no description will ever suffice. For those who have experienced it, no description is needed.
About 2 years ago, I wrote "The ‘D’ word", in which I described my experience at that point with dysphoria. A lot has changed in the two years since, so I'm revisiting the topic to see if I can find any new or helpful information.
This may end up being the biggest life-changing event of my life, and there is a lot of anxiety and fear as I approach it.
I've been asked many times some variation of a fundamental question: why do you need to have this surgery?
The short answer: because I do.
A figure, wrapped and suspended in long red silk sheets is carried high above the stage. She falls into an inverted split, which reveals a woman...
Quidam: a nameless passer-by, a solitary figure lingering on a street corner, a person rushing past... One who cries out, sings and dreams within us all.
When we left off, I had completed my first session with EMDR, and had one revelation on my way home from the appointment. I was still a little skeptical, but still open to trying more.