Autoimmune Changes Everything

Autoimmune Changes Everything

When I first found out I'm dealing with an autoimmune response to living.

 

Surreal

Seriously unreal

This can’t possibly be really

Happening.

 

Your Interstitial Cystitis is likely Autoimmune.

…..Nobody’s used that word before. How’s that?

Gut, inflammation, gluten “intolerance” turned into a death sentence.

 

Grandpa asked me if I started living in a homeless camp after learning

The astounding imbalanced state of my gut

“Under the Greeley bridge,”

I replied with

“The call center was a cesspool.”

 

I ache.

A giant has fish hooked my side

He slowly drags me,

Then kicks the crumpled pop can of my breathing corpse

Back across a field

For another chance

To

Reel

Me in

 

This thing in me,

It’s not a hook but a disease.

I know you cannot see the contaminated,

Unclean filth that makes up my inflamed, angry  insides.

But I feel it.

Everyday.

My healers say it may be time for more testing.

“Gluten free isn’t really gluten free when you’re Celiacs”

And it is still killing you slowly, painfully, with

red, hot, inflammation.

Everything is entirely enlarged.

 

Careful

Eating

Like

It

Absolutely

Can’t

Stop you

 

I’m further from who I am than I ever thought I’d be.

It’s.

Real.

 



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