By Jamison Hill, New York Times, May 25, 2018
After dating Shannon for several months, I needed to say something to her, but I couldn’t. It’s not that I was nervous or unsure of the phrasing. It’s that I couldn’t speak. My lungs and larynx couldn’t create the air pressure and vibrations needed to say the words floating around my mind.
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This is our reality. I can’t talk to Shannon about anything — not the weather or her day or how beautiful she is. Worst of all, I can’t tell her I love her.
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About the author: A graduate of Sonoma State University, Jamison Hill is a former bodybuilder, model, and fitness instructor. He has written for, among others, The Washington Post, Men’s Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Vox, Quartz, VICE and The New York Times. Jamison appeared in the documentary, Forgotten Plague, and his story is featured in an upcoming Netflix documentary about mysterious diseases. He writes about living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Lyme disease at JamisonWrites.com. Jamison is currently finishing his memoir, When Force Meets Fate.