I don't talk about it much or at all , but I do suffer from a severe illness that renders me nearly immobile for days, weeks, months at a time. I have gotten much better, receiving treatment these past 2 almost 3 years. It's hard to come to grips with an illness stealing away the best years of your life, just taking them away so cruelly. I'm doing much better now as the surgery has helped relieve the unpleasant side effects of the numerous medications I take to combat it. And with this upcoming installment of intense daily treatments happening in and around June/July , I hope to recover to the point where it's much more manageable.
Apart from the good news there is also bad news. I finally got my beginners licence and the first time out driving with my mom supervising, I crashed dead on into a huge tree. Totalling the car and causing me to severely break the ring finger on my left hand to the point where surgery was performed and may be needed again, a full arm splint required, and physiotherapy required for months after to regain use of my finger. My mom also suffered 6 broken ribs and a tear in her lung, all must heal naturally.
These last weeks have been a whirlwind, the surgeries in the same week, and a few days after I wound up in emergency after waking up to multiple seizures that seem to have been the result of many things medication, electrolytes, stress.... Apart from that there is a silver lining as i am recovering nicely from all the procedures and am still able to do my photography ( although a bit more clumsily because of the splint) and write. I'm still recovering but things are moving upwards and onwards.
Photo: taken whilst visiting my brother in Saskatoon using the Lensbaby sweet 35 lens