"The pain was so bad it woke me up, it was like this sharp, piercing sort of pain. It was sore to walk, sore to touch and I was just in a lot of pain and I couldn't get rid of it. I got up and I couldn't even walk it was so bad. So for the next few hours I just tried to stretch it out and it took ages but finally I got back to sleep," Taylor said.
Taylor's wrist started to ache just as much as his back. His ankle, which he had slightly rolled a few weeks earlier, swelled right up. He would start to feel a bit better, then everything would get worse than it had been. The pain was intense, and he just felt off. He was sent for some blood tests, and there were some initial fears that he may have developed an autoimmune illness, something Taylor did not like the sound of at all.
"I was freaking out when the specialist said that. I was really freaking out, I couldn't believe it," he said. "That would have been long-term, and I would have been taking medication every day. He thought my body was attacking itself and he said if that's what it was then I would have it my whole life. But this infection, as bad as it was, it will be gone forever once I get rid of it."