https://soundcloud.com/sunny-ammerman/what-pe-taught-me-about-my-rare-disease I had originally planned for this article to be about my history of failing Physical Education (PE) classes. I suspected that because I was not properly educated on the health issues caused by my rare disease at the time, and had an inability to exercise like my peers, that this had a negative impact … Continue reading What PE taught me about my Rare Disease
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.”
A quick rundown of my diagnoses / disabilities
Septo-Optic Dysplasia (SOD) Which caused: - Panhypopituitarism (PHP) I'm being treated for the following deficiencies caused by PHP: -Hypothyroidism-Hypogonadism-Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency-Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency - Optic Nerve Hypoplasia Causing partial blindness due to: -Bitemporal Hemianopsia (complete loss of peripheral vision)-Double Nystagmus (which moves at different speeds at different directions)-Overall low vision - Absence of Septum Pellucidum Here are … Continue reading A quick rundown of my diagnoses / disabilities
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.