Exploring many of the things my small-town school had to offer, exposed me to agriculture, theater, football, photography, weightlifting, and more. Raising livestock, spending every evening at rehearsals or waking up before the sun for workouts are all experiences that enhanced the traditional high school experience... and got me out of class at times.
Discovering some of the best people on the planet changed my life.
In November of 2020 our family tested positive for the corona virus. The last weekend of our quarantine, I felt sick and tested positive for strep. Additional symptoms led us to the Emergency Room and we got an antibiotic prescription change. I felt better until I didn't. Things got worse. A lot worse. Another few trips to the ER and visits to specialists and I was still throwing up 6 to 7 times a day and having violent diarrhea. I was told I had a virus left over from COVID attacking my GI.
Not seeing any progress, I decided to finish my senior year online.
Tests and more tests to see what was broken. Experiments to see what might work. Lots of time in waiting rooms. Trials to adapt to a new normal.
After 7 months and dozens of prescriptions, I finally started to get a little relief. My symptoms are still present, but not a frequent or dramatic.
We are still battling.