If you missed it, I appeared on a recent episode of Animal Planet’s Monsters Inside Me. I’ve had a bunch of questions from friends about the episode and my experience, so I’m posting some answers here. (Plus, it’s a great venue for my philosophizing about my illness.) I’ll continue to update this page if more questions roll in.
The Monsters Inside Me Episode
How can I watch it?
I am in Season 4, Episode 2: “There’s a Worm in My Eye.” If you have Animal Planet, check here for the schedule. We’ve discovered that this schedule changes a lot. If you prefer to watch online, you can stream or download the episode from Amazon (affiliate link).
When did you film it?/What was filming like?
April 2013. They flew me up to Lubbock and we spent a full day doing interviews – 4 hours of my mom, 3 hours with me, and 1 hour or so with Dr. Hannel. They closed all the windows in my parents’ living room to give it that “mysterious” feel. My dad and I did some acting, but it didn’t make the final show. It was a neat experience (Animal Planet!), but it was kind of depressing recalling just how bad my illness was.