For days, I have started and re-started this post in my mind...in and out of consciousness, but it was there. Today is Thanksgiving day.
Ordinarily, I would have been baking up a storm in the days leading up, and today, I would have been finishing up all the sides that are my annual responsibility. But today, I write this from bed, not able to hold my own weight up long enough to stand, with over 25 wires attached to my head and chest, and with my wheelchair nearby...BUT I AM ALIVE. Alive. A couple of weeks ago, I doubted that I would even make it to Thanksgiving Day. Today, I have a million reasons for which to be thankful, beginning with the fact that I got to kiss my kids good morning.
I thank each and everyone of you for all of your prayers, well wishes, warm thoughts and constant support. It has meant the world to me. I am happy to say that I am home with my family. Though I am still bedridden and hooked up to a gazillion wires and machines, I am home! :)
My diagnosis is Addison's Disease which means my adrenals have failed and are no longer making cortisol or adrenaline. I am still unable to stand upright without passing out due to the dysautonomia that has come along with the Addison's. I haven't seized in a few days, though, and I am finally absorbing the synthetic version of the hormones and steroids, something we didn't think was possible just a few days ago. God is good and I am extremely thankful this Thanksgiving!
Tonight, when you give thanks around the table, remember just how fragile life truly is, but also how incredibly rich it is when you are surrounded by those that love you. I know that's exactly what will be going through my mind.
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