You can't be cavalier about it, that's the lesson chronic illness teaches you about health.
Again. And again. And again.
I spent the first 41 years of my life powering through crisis; throw enough coffee/nicotine/man-hours at it, and there's no problem you can't solve. I've spent the last three unlearning those bad habits.
It was a sunny, crisp day here in L.A., and I had all kinds of ideas about how I was going to spend it.
Well, there are some things that even tired people with chronic illnesses like to do.
I wanted to do a lot of things today that I didn't, including pour coffee on the problem. But the days of doing that are behind me.
Here's hoping there are some of those better days ahead of me.
Photo of my (pink & healthy) colon taken in September, 2004