A year and a half ago, I wouldn't have even considered making this trip. I wouldn't have been able to walk through the airport. I would've been horribly uncomfortable on the plane(s). I wouldn't have been able to walk through the mall. There's NO way in hell I would've been able to stand long enough to see a concert or stand in the line for an autographed CD. I would've had to worry about all of my medications and shots and testing. That's all in the past now.
So is it a bit silly that I'm doing this crazy trip? Perhaps it is, but I think it's just another step in reclaiming my life - and I intend to have a damn good time next week.