Tackling Invisible Illness: How Treating Mind and Body Helped Me Heal

Strapped to an IV line, an oxygen cannula stuffed in my nose, an itchy cuff taking my blood pressure every few minutes, and my torso pocked with sensors, I felt like I had hit rock bottom. My wife had dragged me to the emergency room because I could barely lift my head, my vocal cords were so weak I couldn’t talk normally, and I was too dizzy to stand. I spent nearly a…