What It Means to Me That ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ Features a Character With Chronic Illness




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As I am writing this I am currently experiencing a flare up of my Chiari malformation symptoms. The headache, the dizziness and imbalance, the twitching – it has made a vicious reoccurrence, the likes of which I haven’t felt since before my decompression surgery 10 years ago. I am unable to move any sort of distance without tipping over, so this has made me a couch potato for the past five days. The only thing I have any sort of energy to do is to watch TV. So, I decided to binge-watch the first season of the BBC America show “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” (based upon the Douglas Adams books) and was very surprised when one of the (relatively) main characters had an invisible chronic…