I became very ill at aged 12. Luckily an endocrinologist had joined my team of doctors and diagnosed me with Addison's Disease. I had suffered quite a long time before my diagnosis which is why I believe in educating as many people as possible about this rare disease. I have been learning about this disease for almost 35 years now.
Having a strong support system with my friends and family is truly what has gotten me through the past several years. And, of course, my excellent team of doctors that know exactly what to do when I have a crisis. I have learned the importance of self-care and to listen to my body as I tend to push myself a little too much at times!