Modern Day Frankenstein (ECT)

Or, to make the reference accurate, Frankenstein’s monster. But that doesn’t have the same ring.

I am just back from my second ECT session, in which they are trying to use lightning to spark life out of that which is dead, meaning my vitality and joy and ability to live fully. So far, we’re lacking an “IT’S ALIVE!” moment, but here’s hoping. We are still at the beginning.

Today wasn’t much different than Wednesday. The biggest difference was the nurse did a worse job putting in the IV and had to dig around a bit to get the catheter properly in the vein. Good times.

So far today I’m more clear-headed and alert than I was yesterday (described here). It’ll be interesting to see how I am tomorrow, if my brain seems to be motoring at a lower RPM, or if yesterday was just a temporary adjustment, if related to the ECT at all.

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2 comments on “Modern Day Frankenstein (ECT)

  1. decidetodecideetc says:

    Sounds like fun. How difficult was this to arrange? How many different anti-depressants/shrinks did you have to go through before you made the decision/were approved for this?

  2. Tim,

    A relative of mine went the ECT route after having no success with drugs and reaching a crisis stage. Wishing the best for you.

    Bill

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