I'm an everyday warrior battling my own body in the fight for my health. There are people like me living all around you, many unseen. Most of us look absolutely fine... until we don't. Everyone always said I seemed healthy because I looked fine, but underneath a brave face was pain and nausea and chills and fevers, depression, anxiety, mental illness...you name it. Then people saw me a little differently...after brain surgery left me with 14 staples in my skull and a shunt in my brain. This is my story of sickness and health and every bandaid and bedrest order in between.