Flaring for my 23rd birthday and at the start of my new career
The ten, sometimes twelve, hour days of training got to me. I require at least 9 hours of sleep to function at a baseline level. If I don't get my sleep, my body fights against me. I also have a proven track record of running into issues with traveling in general, probably due to a combination of stress, new environments, and unfamiliar food options. Despite my best efforts to get adequate sleep and nutrition during training, I began noticing my hallmark symptoms of a flare: fevers, headaches, leg swelling/rashes, and rectal bleeding.
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