Paul McCartney turned 64 today
can you believe it I can hardly believe it, because then that makes me–ah never mind, eh? That makes me too old to sleep with a teddy bear, for one thing, but I do. I’m not as old as the ex-Beatle but old enough to remember seeing the Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.
The weird thing is, I’m both younger and older than the ex-Beatle– there are many parts living inside of me because I have DID (or Dissociative Identity Disorder–say that 5 times fast as you can!), what used to be known as Multiple Personality Disorder.
There are perfectly good websites and blogs already running which go into much better detail than I could, explaining the ins and outs (no pun intended) of DID. My intention here is not to define it in a clinical or Webster’s Dictionary sense, but rather to give a daily (ok, at least a somewhat regular) account of living with this disorder. Though some of my parts would beg to differ with anyone calling it the “d” word. They have made it possible for me to survive, so where’s the disorder in that? They have a point.