I live with an incurable disease.
Prior to 2005, my doctors just believed I suffered from Hypoglycemia. However, several medical crises in 2003 and 2004 led my mom on a mad hunt to find the true answer to my suffering. In 2005 I was diagnosed with Primary Adrenal Insufficiency. In 2008, my diagnosis was formally changed to Addison's Disease.
At the time of my diagnosis, not much was known about how to successfully live with my disease. I felt alone and isolated. As years have passed, I have learned more about this disease and how to manage it so that my life can approach normalcy.
I started this blog in 2012 to chronicle stories of a life with Addison's Disease. Living with a chronic disease that requires daily medicine can be quite difficult at times. It is easy to slip into depression and hopelessness.
I am done doing that.
I choose life. I choose optimism. And I choose to share some of my stories here.
I am Clearly Alive.