Walking into the Cleveland clinic on January 14th I had high hopes for a diagnosis. As odd as that may sound, anyone who has gone through a similar experience knows that a diagnosis equals a plan of treatment. However, I was under the assumption that I was going to be given clear instructions. I thought … Continue reading Becoming captain
Weeks prior to my anaphylactic episodes I was given a warning. A warning that I chose to ignore. During the recently passed summer I had met a girl who was going through similar situations to my own. Throughout the months, we had communicated on a daily basis being each other’s support system. As my symptoms … Continue reading Red sky morning
No matter how skilled a surfer you are there are some days when a wave comes barreling through making you loose control and dragging you under. Life works the same way. No matter how strong a person you are, the stresses of life begin to build on each other. creating a wave stronger that you … Continue reading The Rogue Wave
These next few months my health issues were starting to progress pretty quickly. At this point, there were only five foods I was able to eat without having an allergic reaction and flare of my symptoms. I decided it was time to schedule an appointment with a GI. Afterall, several of my symptoms correlated to … Continue reading Wavy waters cont.
As weeks went on, I uncovered a few new discoveries. However, after each treatment plan I found myself in the same spot. I was riding the waves, every new result seemed like the solution, bringing me so much hope. Unfortunately, after a few weeks my health would come crashing back down. Leaving me again, washed … Continue reading Wavy waters
Looking back, a year and a half ago, it was mid August and in 5 days I had a whole new adventure ahead of me. I was 18, and about to start my freshman year of college! So many exciting expectations filled my head leading up to move in day. For me, the most exciting … Continue reading Ignoring directions