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16. I Feel Like I'm More
(Video On YouTube) (4:04)
Patrick Tran

This is a song that I wrote in the first person perspective of a person with a chronic illness; I tried to express a few themes that I saw were common experiences.

The first is the invisibility of certain illnesses – some patients don’t outwardly appear to have an illness or disability and the casual observer would think that they look healthy.

The second idea I wanted to convey is that learning to live with a chronic illness is a process. It has been described as life before the diagnosis, and life after, with the latter never the same as it was before.

Finally, I wanted to include an empowering message – that the disease does not define the person and the patient is more than his or her illness.