I’m sad to report that a fellow adrenal insufficiency patient has died recently due to inadequate care from hospital staff who did not immediately administer the stress dose steroids her body needed. Her death never would have occurred if they had administered the steroids IMMEDIATELY. Instead, they insisted on making her wait while they ran … Continue reading Another Adrenal Insufficiency patient has died from inadequate care.
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
"Buddy, I’m not trying to be better than you at your job. I was just trying not to die."
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: 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)
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
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.