This is a personal blog. I am writing these things out because they are in my heart and on my mind. I truly believe God is doing a marvelous work in my life.
I, being a person of faith, believe that God is all powerful. My God is a mountain mover and this piece is explaining the mountain I am EXPECTING God will move for me.
As previously stated many times in this blog, I have MSK and Addison’s disease ; which requires life-long steroid replacement therapy. I take cortisol pills around the clock just to stay alive. These pills have a 90 minute half life in the bloodstream, which leaves me with little strength to do even the most mundane of tasks.
I suffer chronic pain, exhaustion and low quality of life due to my lack of adrenal function. There are different levels of adrenal function- mine is total failure.
My mountain is first my condition- I am unable to work or drive at this point. I struggle with both dependence and finances…… I am a former robust workaholic…..
In my desperation to live again…I discovered the possibility of a new, non- FDA approved medical treatment for Addison’s disease. It is a diabetic pump which is filled with a solution of liquid cortisol. This pump will be administered straight into my body through the canula into my skin, thus bypassing the oral/stomach route and eliminating the malabsorption issues. This treatment has been proven to increase quality of life in those patients who are using this therapy. I have spoken to many across the entire planet who have gained their lives back on the pump. This treatment for whatever reason is difficult to receive in America.
THIS IS MY MOUNTAIN I BELIEVE GOD WILL MOVE!
Here are the obstacles that are before me-
1- Finding a doctor willing to not only prescribe this pump, but to also manage me on it. This being a new and rare treatment, most doctors are severely unwilling to even attempt it.
2- Affording the appointments, travel expenses and co-pays to find such a doctor.
3- Affording and acquiring the pump itself. Insurance does not cover my medicines as it is, due to my illness being such a rare disease. The pump itself is thousands of dollars, not to mention the solutions of liquid cortisol…..
This is the mountain before me. This is just a part of the plan to get my life back.
I will live again. I will drive again. I will go back to school.
And when I do, I will study endocrinology. I will go on a nation-wide cortisol crusade and educate people on this disease. I do not believe it is rare. I believe it is NOT tested for.
It took me seven years and almost losing my life to get a diagnosis. Addison’s isn’t diagnosed until 90% of the adrenal cortex is destroyed. This is UNACCEPTABLE. We are in America, in the most technologically advanced human condition ever.
We have access to learn, research and heal.
So help me- WHEN God moves this mountain for me, I will stop at NOTHING until my purpose on this planet is fulfilled.
So now it’s just a waiting game. I am waiting to find the right doctor. I am waiting for God’s provision for me.
Thank you for reading this. Below are the links to my books and the GO FUND ME page my wonderful best friend set up for me. I am in no way asking for money but If the Lord lays it on your heart to give, I will gratefully receive. If you would like to support me by purchasing a book or two I would appreciate that too.
Matthew 17:20 “And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”