When you play a MMORPG, your character can get debuffs or conditions which impact how they move, perform, and otherwise function. Most of the time these “condis” wear off after a given amount of time or can be cleansed through item use or a spell. There are days when I wish that this was the case for real life, too.
Every single day and every single moment of every day, I deal with pain. Some times I can squish it into a box, tightly close that box and tie down the lid and present to the world a “normal”, happy, carefree 30-something. Other days, it gets ahead of me and no amount of medication, visualization, or action can lessen its impact. Simply put, God gave me a broken body and my challenge is to make the best out of each day that I have it.
Over the last couple of years, I’ve been compiling a list of illnesses or conditions which I have been diagnosed with. These range from autoimmune diseases to chronic pain issues and beyond. Some of them include:
- Irritable Bowl Syndrome – Essentially eating sucks.
- Inflammatory Bowl Disease – Digestion sucks.
- Crohns Disease
- Chronic Pelvic Pain – Essentially, always abdomen pain
- Allodynia – Trouble swallowing
- Ptosis – Drooping of the eyelid
- Anisocoria – One eye dilates and you lose vision
- Uhthoff’s Phenomena
Anyways… life goes on. Even if I get to draw on sandpaper rather than normal paper.