I don’t remember the exact date, but it was a day I had looked forward to! The day I would get to see a new dr. I was excited for this visit because this doctor is well known for finding and treating what other doctors had not found or been able to treat!
I was going down hill, more bad days than good.
Dr. P and his nurses were amazing, patient, listened to me, and did a thorough exam. The lab techs are the best I’ve ever had, no pain or bruises…
Little did I know how Dr.P’s reputation was about to be a major aspect of my life.
Addison’s Disease~ it was an easy find! A blood test that my results were so low, they had me come back to re-test! And have other blood work done. It was an easy find!
There have been so many appointments over the last year that I don’t remember what was diagnosed when. I do know, that this new doctor has found and helped more “incurables” than all of the other doctors put together.
Anyway, one year ago I had no idea just how close to this Disease was to taking my life. One year ago I didn’t even know how bad I was truly doing. One year ago I had never heard about Addison’s Disease.
Here I am a year later, alive. A state I probably would not have been in had it not been for this doctor. Alive!
Even though the steroids that save my life are also causing weight gain, they are saving my life!
I am thankful, even though I may whine a lot, I am thankful to be alive, celebrating a one year anniversary, to a Disease that will take me if it gets the chance, but I’m not giving it the chance. Alive!