Chronic Illness, Coping, Life Posts

Starving for Answers

Nine days. That doesn't seem like a very long time, just over a week. But nine days can feel like a month when each day you get out of bed only to wither away a bit more. I see a new gastroenterologist in nine days. Hopefully he will be able to provide some answers or… Continue reading Starving for Answers

Chronic Illness, Life Posts

The Countdown Begins

It is now exactly  a month until I will be going under the knife for the first time. Thirty days from now, on April 9th, I will be waking up with some new hardware in my body. I will have a titanium bar in my chest as a means of correcting my pectus excavatum, a… Continue reading The Countdown Begins

Chronic Illness, Life Posts

The Body of My Soul

TW: weight loss, body image talk Today I stepped on the scale and began to cry as I watched the numbers settle, barely reaching 100. I looked up into the mirror. Avoiding eye contact with my tear streaked face, I scanned every inch of freckled porcelain set against the coffee colored backdrop of the bathroom… Continue reading The Body of My Soul