Life marches on

I just realized I haven’t written an update since I’ve finally gotten on the Cortisol Pump!

I finally fought to get onto this treatment after two years of trying.

I’ve been on the pump since March and can honestly say I have found improvement.

It definitely hasn’t been a “plug into the pump and be healed” but the fog is slowly lifting.

I have been able to live again, slowly but surely.

My bedridden days are becoming fewer and fewer.

I can do more things. I can sleep through the night without having to wake up to take cortisol pills. I can do more than one activity a week. I can ride in a car. I can walk short distances. I can breathe without oxygen tubing.

Though I am still struggling  with my health, but I am hoping to get back to better function, quality of life and have more good days than bad days.


Thanks to the pump, I was able to be in my brother’s wedding.

Yes, at the largest weight I’ve ever been….I was a bridesmaid…..

But hey, I was ALIVE to see my baby brother get married….so if the steroids make me fat but keep me alive….so be it.




Joshua married Rachael and they’re going to live happily ever after.  ❤



I am slowly seeing better days.

We had a ton of people fly from North Carolina to the wedding in Florida so I was able to socialize and see friends I haven’t in years.


Again, not thrilled with my weight….but I’m alive and have really enjoyed being out in the world again… little by little…..


I’m able to do little things again, like go out to the park.

Walking is still a major struggle, but I’m fortunate to have friends willing to push around my old lady self in my wheelchair.



Thanks to the pump, I’m escaping the prison my bed had become.

I want to make sure other adrenal patients have the same opportunity to turn their lives around like I am fighting to do right now.

That’s why I’ve started The Adrenal Alternatives Foundation

EVERYONE deserves the chance to have the best quality of life possible.

I’m headed for my better days ❤


You are too!  Don’t give up ❤


No matter what you are fighting, you must believe there is HOPE for better days.

This is your life, take control. ❤


4 thoughts on “Life marches on

  1. Michelle July 19, 2018 / 9:27 pm

    Good for you girl! It takes time to heal. I felt some improvement as soon as I started pumping, but looking back, I was such a long way from where I am right now. I was joking with my mom last night that what I consider a “sick” day now would have been a “normal” day a year ago, or a “good” day two years ago! You don’t always notice the improvement because it’s gradual, then you get a reminder of where you used to be and just thank God for bringing you so far.

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  2. Peggy Artley July 20, 2018 / 2:51 am

    My son is named Joshua and he married Rachel…..

    Sent from my iPhone



  3. Peggy Artley July 20, 2018 / 6:48 am

    Please tell me what to do. I have found out my cortisol levels are terrible …. the supplements aren’t helping and I have no life. I can find no help. Can you pls advise me ?
    Sent from my iPhone


  4. Rakhi July 20, 2018 / 12:51 pm

    Wishing you all good things!! Keep up with that great positive attitude, it will get you through all struggles in life. Lots of good days coming too!!


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