Part one is available here. Part two is available here.

If you ask Chainsaw how many surgeries he has endured, and he tells, it’s because he wrote the number down on a piece of paper somewhere. That’s the only way he can remember. To say that he remembers all of them is false; there were just too many, too traumatic, too surreal.

The most insidious of Chainsaw’s afflictions by far are the seizures that he suffers. In the earlier years they were many. In the latter years they tapered off and went away completely. In the recent months, they have reared their ugly heads once again to torment him.

Having had a single seizure in my entire life, I can say it was the most horrifying mental event of my existence. Terrifying is an understatement. Unfortunately, you are painfully aware of every second of a seizure, all too cognizant of each dreadful moment. Yes, I have had only one, as in 01. If you were to ask Chain how many he has had, he would have to go look at the number written down on that same piece of paper, next to his number of surgeries.