So, living in chronic pain every day is really getting played out quickly. For those who don’t know, three years ago I had the first of six leg surgeries to straighten and lengthen my leg two inches. I had a metal fixator in my leg which was not a pretty site at all (this huge apparatus with pins and rods sticking out of my leg). I looked like something bionic, I swear to God! Well, naturally, there were plenty of complications. Recently, I had an MRI done which shows that my meniscus is torn. Being that there is a ten pound piece of metal in my leg, the doctors were hesitant to do anything about it because they could not get a clear read on the MRI. On top of that (just when you thought it couldn’t get better), I had my wisdom teeth removed a few weeks ago and occasionally they still bother me. I swear, I cannot win. And trust me, I’m not asking for the pity vote because I’m not like that. I’ve grown a pretty thick skin actually about this, and have learned to deal with pain somewhat. I am much more empathetic to others in pain, however I hate being in pain (naturally). I just wish we could find the source to the most recent pain and do something about it because I just cannot live like this anymore. What 19 year old do you know that has chronic leg pain like a 75-year old man?! LOL.
Oh man, well sorry for complaining but at 12:20 what’s a guy to do but blog about it! =) Thanks for listening!
"Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work another day in your life."
Seriously, that statement could not be more accurate. I recently just started working at a summer camp dedicated to children with special needs and I legitimately love EVERY single minute of the job. Sometimes I may be faced with difficult challenges, but the children of the camp just make even my worst day amazing. I work with children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, ADHD, etc. I can honestly say I go there and leave with a smile on my face and it’s one of the first jobs that I actually look forward to going to daily. I have always had a passion for children with special needs ever since befriending my best friend Jillian 11 years ago. Her brother, who I consider like a little brother and my best friend, has Down Syndrome and has forever changed my life for the better. I consider myself to be the luckiest guy alive to be able to be friends with such an amazing kid. I am persuing Special Education in school now, but with the way my school is set up, Special Education is a master’s program. I’m looking at six years of schooling but it will definitely be all worth it because I believe I truly found my passion. <3