Nicholas Young

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Professional Jeopardy

Pain is a companion. It accompanies me when I rise, only allows brief privacy to shower, and returns with every step, turn, and bend. I tell myself this journey is temporary; not because there is a magical future when I’ll rid myself of the second shadow, but that I now have tools and medication to dim its presence. I can cope with discomfort, lost sleep, and isolation well enough; but chronic illness’ true crime is stealing life from beneath my feet....