13 years ago today i received 3 letters that would both alter my path on life and change my image of what i thought the word “sick” meant.
this post will be pictures. & only pictures. because i want each and every person that comes across this to see me as a person first, living with an illness secondary.
ive decided to share pictures only from a year or two after my diagnosis on, because those pictures are a great and terrible beauty. and also, ive lost them. (a blessing, really).
the pictures im sharing now, are either immediately before, during or after hospital stays – keep in mind, this is over the span of 13 years. some of these pictures, ive never shared with anyone. a picture’s worth a thousand words, right?
i turned 30 this week. my Crohn’s turned 13. 13 years of flares. 13 years of infusions, injections, transfusions, pills, dollars, tears, friends, jobs. 13 years of advocacy.
ive never seen Remission. 13 years is far too long.
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