It all started with a life changing diagnosis of a nut allergy. Along the way, it turned into one, two, or several other medical conditions that all appeared to intertwine and enmesh with one another without separation or clear boundaries as to which was which, or if the nut allergy was the even one of the correct diagnoses. One has no idea how much medical conditions impacts all areas of living until it happens to you. It’s my hope that through writing, I can start to discover the reason that I get to call this my journey. I can only hope to connect and validate other people’s experiences of what it is like to live with a chronic illness so that they feel slightly less alone in their own daily battle.