About A Blog

Even Without Wings started in May of 2016 after years of battling un-diagnosed (and a few diagnosed) chronic illnesses. It serves as a place where I can rant about day to day battles with the conditions, and the doctors that treat them. Hopefully others who live with chronic and invisible illnesses can relate to my stories and find solace in them, in order to no longer feel alone in their situation. It is also a place where I can ponder the meaning of life with my ‘new normal’.

The concept came to me one day when I was being told, yet again, that my illness was “all in my head” as they couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me. Hence the sub-title, “Living with an ‘Imaginary Illness.'”

You can find Even Without Wings on Facebook, as well.

The title of the blog, Even Without Wings, was derived from a song by the band Evanescence entitled “End of The Dream” off their self-titled album. The song is all about continuing on with your life, and living according to you, even when you’ve been broken down. It’s about fighting through pain and landing on top of the world. The lyrics are below.

“End Of The Dream” by Evanescence

I found a grave
Brushed off the face
Felt your light
And I remember why I know this place

I found a bird
Closing her eyes
One last time
And I wonder if she dreamed like me

As much as it hurts,
Ain’t it wonderful to feel?
So go on and break your wings
Follow your heart ’til it bleeds
As we run towards the end of the dream

I’m not afraid
I pushed through the pain
And I’m on fire
I remember how to breathe again

As much as it hurts,
Ain’t it wonderful to feel?

So go on and break your wings
Follow your heart ’til it bleeds
As we run towards the end of the dream

Why must we fall apart to understand how to fly?
I will find a way
Even without wings
Follow your heart
‘Til it bleeds
As we run towards the end of the dream

Follow your heart
‘Til it bleeds
And we’ve gone to the end of the dream

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