On the road with Sharon

The breeze carried the tangy eucalyptus scent of a silver dollar tree. A Plunket nurse knocked on the door of a classic Te Atatu house – red brick, white railings. Sharon started talking about her history of panic attacks.
The very first was when she worked at a chocolate factory. "I went dizzy, and fell to the floor. I remember the nurse took my blood pressure. It was normal. Do you know, even to this day, when they take blood tests and they come back normal, I get very depressed. A part of me still wants to die. Every time I have a blood test, I sit there half in hope that they'll find an incurable disease. Very sad but true."