There are times when I sit down and realize how easy it has been to forget who I used to be. Not just as a person, but health-wise, both physically and mentally.
Don’t get me wrong, the number of blessings I have received over the 17 years of my life are numerous, and I am forever thankful for those treasures that got me through the troubles of life. After all, life is no wish-granting factory, as John Green said in his book The Fault in Our Stars.
But at the same time, there are certain things that a child should never have to go through, and while I’ve had my fair share of freight trains, I’ve always found a way to get back up.
I’ve got to admit, lupus was a train that hit me harder than I thought it would, and it took a long time to get back up, leaving me with scars to prove it.
I was once a vibrant youth, ...Continue Reading →