I felt physically unwell. I had this constant discomfort in my stomach, esophagus and throat that weakened the very core of my body. It disturbed my sleep at night. As a result, I was readily irritable and cranky during the day, and had trouble concentrating on work and other activities.

There was this other sensation. I felt like my body was being pulled inward towards my core, and there was this something I couldn’t quite describe hanging over me, something like a… “Like a veil?”, my psychotherapist asked. “Yes… exactly… like a thin, white veil”, I said.