I just finished listening to an NPR Podcast narrated by Howard Dully. At the age of 12, Howard was the youngest person to receive an “icepick lobotomy”. He never spoke about his surgery with his father, or his step-mother who forced it onto him. Now, as an adult, he tries to understand what happened to him and why.
How could anyone ever think this is a good idea? How do you come to terms with knowing that part of you who you were was scrambled in your own skull?
It’s not easy to listen to, but riveting.