These reflections are not what I envisioned.
I am weak, frail, skin and bone and I cannot bear to see even a glimpse of what I have become.
Chronic illness can be suffocating both physically and mentally.
It can drain every last bit of energy we have and it feels as if we have a plastic bag over our heads choking every last bit of life out of our bodies.
Chronic pain can take someone down for months at a time, where in those months they are rarely able to even get out of bed.
It changes a persons life forever, and it can get so bad that they are never able to live their lives the same way again.
It can be completely crippling.