With health, everything is a source of pleasure; without it, nothing else, whatever it may be, is enjoyable… Health is by far the most important element in human happiness. - Arthur Shopenhauer
I saw that quote and thought a lot of you could relate to it. I know I did. All experiences seep in through a wall of symptoms. Little bits of pleasure from the experience leak through the cracks in the wall, and I grab onto them. No experience is like it was prior to being sick, because I am never fully experiencing anything. I still get happiness from doing things I enjoy, however I am never 100% in the moment. My symptoms overwhelming presence demand to be in the forefront of my mind no matter what I am doing.