Thursday, January 17, 2013

Addisonsaversary

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Two years down fighting Addison's Disease, hopefully plenty to go! Annual shout out to Sharbear, OU medical center Edmond, and cortisol for saving my life. 
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Addisonial crisis
On January 17th, 2011 I was flopped in an ICU hospital bed in an Addison's-induced and morphine-enhanced state of delirium. I had nightmares about sleeping among giant vegetables (as if I loved squash before...), being the victim in high-speed police car chase (the brakes wouldn't work! Not my fault!), and mistakenly thought I had been moved to 3 different rooms during my stay at the hospital. The first room my mind invented was a luxurious, hotel style bedroom with spacious double beds and a chaise lounge. The second was a freezing cold residence on a ranch where I slept on an incline with the aforementioned vegetables and there was no water to be found anywhere. The third room (in fact, the ONLY room that I was in for the duration of my hospital visit) was a typical ICU room with boring white walls and a mounted TV. But you can imagine Oakes' confusion when he walked in to visit my familiar room on the 3rd day and I greeted him with a "how do you like my new room!?!?" uhhhh, you've been here, Taylor..... It's fascinating how a brain acts when under the influence of drugs and illness. 

January 17th, 2013 has a rather different looking schedule. A morning run, a few classes, and a dinner date my favorite guy. I'm still on drugs, but they're the best kind out there. It's amazing how time, modern medicine, and the right attitude can change A Very Lucky Girl in two years.
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