Monday, March 26, 2018

Wait In Hope

What struggles are you facing? Is your body "misbehaving"?









One Pill To Rule Them 





Life and times, since being diagnosed with Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency, is a constant struggle for me. Oh how I wish it were as simple as just taking this one pill and it would all be okay.  Sorry, I just flashed to Lord of the Rings (haha).




I have to take hydrocortisone every day for the rest of my life.  I have to take it in order to be able to function.





Since I have a tumor on my pituitary gland, nothing in my body functions the way that it is supposed to function any more. All of the hormones that are produced by the pituitary gland are no longer being produced, so I have to take medicine to try and make up for the lack that my body is feeling.








A "Misbehaving" Body 




Last summer, I was experiencing something that I was certain was low blood sugar issues. I was having times that I was extremely hungry and had to eat "on time".



My endo ran some tests, but when everything came back normal, I decided to make some adjustments in how I take my medication. I was taking my hydrocortisone 4 times a day, now I only take it 3 times. It seems to help.



This summer, I have been struggling with heat exhaustion. Now whenever I leave, I make sure to carry a damp wash rag with me, along with bottled water and extra meds.



I am also dealing with dizzy spells. When I stand up and start to walk, I get really dizzy. I have to find the first available place to sit and well, sit. I don't know what it is. Is it vertigo? No idea. However,  I feel like, whatever it is, being extremely hungry triggers it, being over heated triggers it.



This is my life and times right now. Living one day to the next, trying the best that I can to function with a "misbehaving " body. When I see my endo again,  I will be talking to her about these dizzy spells to see what she says.









Psalm 33:20-22 NIV



We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.  In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.  May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.



Prayer



Dear Father, thank You for being with me. Father, You are my help and shield, I wait in hope for You. I rejoice in You and put my trust in You. May Your unfailing love always be with me even as I put my hope in You. In Jesus' name, Amen.










Ways To Avoid Heat Exhaustion



Life With Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency















What struggles are you facing?
Is your body "misbehaving"?
How can I pray for you today?
If you allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.





























Whatever your struggles, you are not alone ,we will face them Hand in Hand. If you are looking for community, friendship, support, encouragement, you are welcome to join my closed facebook group. 




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