I’m pretty lucky in many aspects of my life and for these I am grateful. Health is a different issue altogether. I feel like I am constantly walking on shards of glass and I cannot remember the last time I woke up with no pain at all. I am now always exhausted, but I try to not to make this affect my job and my life as a whole. I try doubly harder and with so much to do (teaching college students, committee work, thesis, chores, being physically and emotionally present for my 5 year old), it can get discouraging. As long as people see me smile, though, they should know that I am still fighting.