After I graduated college, I moved to a completely new state to live with my grandmother. I had a full time job lined up, but it didn’t begin until middle of August. I would have the summer to rest and relax before I started my big girl job. Well, I...
“Wait, what? I can’t tell if you’re joking or serious.” “I’m serious. I really do have to take steroids for the rest of my life.” “But, you don’t look like you’re on roids!” Steroid Dependent It’s always interesting seeing how people respond to my medical alert bracelet. I actually...
“Amber, you have primary adrenal insufficiency. You will have to take cortef for the rest of your life.” Although I consider my diagnosis the day I became free, it was also the day that I swallowed some very hard news. For me to live, I would have to take steroids...
The year was 2005. As my mother and I sat in the waiting room of my endocrinologist, I looked around observing the other patients. There were eight of us here for the same two-hour blood test. I was the youngest at fifteen. The next person closest in age was in...
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