Columnist Writes About Nighttime Anxiety
I wrote my November column early, so it’s available to read right now. It’s a personal one, but ironically, I enjoyed writing it. I feel weird talking about my “nighttime anxiety,” like I’m overreacting or something, so it helped to put things into words. Here, I was able to take a step back and go, “Wow, yeah, no wonder I have trauma.” Ha!
I was recently talking to Alex Dacy of Wheelchair Rapunzel fame, and she mentioned that she struggles with similar fears. Do you ever wonder what would happen to you if something happened to your caregivers while you were in bed? I’ve looked into all sorts of emergency technologies, but I can’t necessarily utilize them if I’m not in my chair, so I welcome any and all suggestions.
There are definitely some content warnings for this column, by the way: anxiety, death, and catastrophic thinking, among others. Look after yourself!