Central Maine Sanitorium

The Central Maine Sanatorium, originally The Chase Memorial Sanatorium, opened in 1910 as a hospital to treat tuberculosis patients. As the rate of tuberculosis cases rose, so did the need for treatment. Extending the intimate hospital setting, construction of wooden buildings took place in 1912 but were unfortunately lost in a fire one year later….

All My Friends Are Freaks: BTS and Reader Q&A

Within this blog post, I’ll be discussing the creation of the short story series All My Friends Are Freaks. The significance of each of the main characters; Ethan, Twitch, and Annie will be outlined in-depth alongside a drafted map of the behavioral health center with actual photos from inside the facility! Additionally, I’ll be responding to your questions from the All My Friends Are Freaks Q&A

All My Friends Are Freaks: Part Two

Annie spends a day in the quiet room after interfering with Twitch’s treatment plan. After Twitch’s code blue on the children’s unit, Dr. Shaundry speaks with him about his special precaution status. A mysterious new patient is admitted to the children’s unit directly before a power outage creates chaos on all units.

All My Friends Are Freaks

Ethan’s eventful morning on the children’s unit leads to a panic attack during breakfast. After an unplanned shortcut through the middle unit, Ethan has an uncomfortable encounter with one of the patients. Finally finding a bright side, Ethan’s two best friends, Annie and Twitch, join him in the day room hoping to continue the day on a positive note.

Nausea

An unimaginable pain warrants an emergency room visit in rural Texas. Upon arrival, tests are immediately administered catering to the symptoms of appendicitis. As the panels are being analyzed, a computed tomography scan will hopefully shed light on what’s going on inside. Join my hellish night, where the typically routine becomes demonically ritualistic.

Traveling with Epilepsy: My Advice and Experience

Today’s a difficult day for me. Air travel. It’s nothing new, in fact as a nomad I travel constantly from state to state depending on what seasonal job openings there are. With epilepsy it’s not impossible to get a driver’s license, but I’d say it’s more on the rare side if someone with epilepsy drives….

Formerly Known As Petit Mal: My Epilepsy

Formerly known as petit mal seizures, absence seizures are caused by an intense, and abnormal, electrical activity in the brain. Most of the time neurons (your brain’s nerve cells) communicate with one another through bursts of tiny electric indicators. With seizures, these indicators become irregular. Some seizures have interrupting activity within the entire brain (generalized…