I haven't written an article in quite some time. I'll be honest, I've been grappling with something since I won my disability case. After the initial feelings of overwhelming relief started to wear off, I realized that I could now fully accept my status as a disabled individual and move on with my life. With … Continue reading Learning to enjoy life with a Disability
Adrenal Insufficiency Awareness Month
Adrenal Insufficiency United has named April as Adrenal Insufficiency Awareness month. In honor of that, I’ll share some facts about my condition, Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency (SAI): 🔹My SAI was caused by my congenital panhypopituitarism. Basically, my pituitary gland does not function sufficiently enough for survival without assistance. This means my Adrenal glands do not receive … Continue reading Adrenal Insufficiency Awareness Month
Why I decided to celebrate winning my disability hearing by going bowling:
“I felt guilty because I myself have been exposed to the (incorrect, mind you) preconceived notion that if I can not work, I should not be able to do anything physical, ever.”
Adrenal Crisis #3
"Buddy, I’m not trying to be better than you at your job. I was just trying not to die."
Late Night Confessions
It's going on 11pm. I've been contemplating sleep since 8. Rather than catching some sweet sweet "Z"s however, my mind is fixated on a regret I have, and now I feel the need to write about it so I can get this off my chest. I regret that I never reported one of my ex-bosses … Continue reading Late Night Confessions
Stress Dose (definition)
Stress dose: A "stress dose" is an increase in the amount of corticosteroids taken in response to a stressful situation or illness. This is a treatment for adrenal insufficiency, and must be prescribed by a doctor. Occasionally, a stress dose is taken preemptively in anticipation of exercise or increased physical activity or predictable emotional distress … Continue reading Stress Dose (definition)
Adrenal Crisis Update
Before I get into this update post, I want to apologize for my absence. My health took a turn after that adrenal crisis I wrote about in my previous article. It has been difficult to keep on top of things. I did get to go on vacation with my dad for a week, which turned … Continue reading Adrenal Crisis Update
Dismissed and in Crisis: When an ER turns away patients with Adrenal Crisis, they risk lives.
I have written an update to this post on 8/23/2018. I am not going to name the hospital I went to in this article. My intention is not to shame this particular hospital for how they handled the situation that I am about to describe, but to share my experience personally. There are many stories … Continue reading Dismissed and in Crisis: When an ER turns away patients with Adrenal Crisis, they risk lives.