Friends, remember the old days–when you would turn on the TV (and you had to actually walk over and turn the knob because remotes weren’t invented yet) and there would be a blank screen except for the words, “Experiencing Technical Difficulties”.
That is sort of how I feel tonight. I swear I spent an hour staring at the blank screen, type, delete, repeat. It’s not that I have writer’s block. I have plenty to say, but with the mood I am in, I’m not sure you would want to read it. My inner turmoil would make the Hulk look like a kitten.
But never fear, I have a back up plan for these kinds of “emergencies”. A guest post well . . . sort of. First I’d like to introduce you to my guest, Robert Oxnam.
Robert Oxnam is an internationally known expert on China, a scholar, and he has DID. Here’s a short clip from an interview he did with 60 minutes. It’s only about 2 minutes long.
When I was first diagnosed, naturally I had a lot of questions. A couple of resources I found very helpful were Robert Oxnam’s book A Fractured Mind and a DVD that he helped with called, You’re Not Crazy and You’re Not Alone. The DVD is about an hour long. I found it at the library. Youtube has a 9 minute video with clips from it:
Oxnam was such an inspiration to me. The strength he gave me is a large part of the reason that I decided to share publicly that I have DID. His example showed me that DID is nothing to be ashamed of. And as the video says, if you have DID, you’re not crazy and you’re not alone.
- Famous Split Personalities (famous101.com)
- Dissociative Identity Disorder: Call me Clark, Clark Kent (lesliegnelson.com)
- Embracing Fear with Dissociative Identity Disorder (repost) (lesliegnelson.com)