The Truth of My Past · 11:20am
In the past few weeks I've been doing some research and have come to a sad conclusion. For those that don't know, I have a rare condition called Chronic Idiopathic Primary Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura, for which I was discharged from the Navy and have been getting blood tests and obnoxious temporary treatments for the past 11 years. This is something I will likely have for the rest of my life. Due to the triggers I can never play sports, I can never have a job that involves danger or high stress, and I will always have problems with my social life due to it's severity.
The condition in and of itself is not deadly, but it's symptoms are. What this means is that I am effectively a physically useless member of society. I can not safely do anything that causes physical or mental stress without risking my life as the endorphins that release from that activity have been shown to cause issues with my ITP. Luckily I'm smart and can take advantage of that in order to still become a successful individual, something for which I thank my family.
My one true problem is that I have no idea where to place the first step I have to take in order to turn my life around and start going somewhere with it.