Up until this past year, I have felt like I was on a route. My life was organized, and although I still took some wrong turns . I knew the route I was on was going to get me where I needed to go. Over the past several months however, I was taking more than … Continue reading The alternate route
Murky waters. That is the term I would use to describe the misunderstanding around what could be called “invisable illness”. On a day to day basis, myself, and others with these types of illnesses experience debilitating symptoms that no one is able to physically see. On the outside, we appear perfectly healthy, but if you … Continue reading Murky waters
Lost. That’s the only way I know how to explain the emotions I felt coming home from the Cleveland clinic on January 14th. All this time, I thought a diagnosis would bring me a sense of relief. However, this was quite the opposite of how I had felt. At the time, I didn’t know why … Continue reading Lost
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.