Until recently, I had never experienced any serious complications to my health. I've always been a fairly healthy person and have been especially healthy these past two years. The worst issues that I had experienced were some nasty allergies and a bit of acne in high school. Annoying, yes. But nothing even close to debilitating.
What I never fully understood before, was that you don't expect difficult health problems like this to happen. You don't conjure up things like this in your mind. They just happen. And then you deal with it.
After living through this and feeling like I've gone to hell and back (in my mind, I'm not exaggerating the pain), I'm kind of tired of it. It's been so intense....it's taken over my life.....it's not even over yet, but....
I really want to get back to normal.
I really want to concentrate on other things. Like autumn. Like family. Like friends. Like coffee. Tea. Furry animals. Cleaning our house. Going out to hear live music. Taking photos with a real camera again (and not just iPhone pictures). Experiencing life like a normal adult in their mid-twenties.
For now, here are some shots from around West Philly. I'm so thankful that I'm getting to enjoy this fall season. The discomfort will not stop me. I honestly believed that I was going to miss out on it completely this year.