Saturday, November 8, 2008

Quilts, Weight and Life: Addison's Disease

Quilts, Weight and Life: Addison's Disease:
"...Have you heard of Addison's Disease?

'Addison's disease is a rare endocrine, or hormonal disorder that affects about 1 in 100,000 people. It occurs in all age groups and afflicts men and women equally. The disease is characterized by weight loss, muscle weakness, fatigue, low blood pressure, and sometimes darkening of the skin in both exposed and nonexposed parts of the body.'

I am one of the the rare people with the disease and as such regularly see a specialist. I am on various medications and the steroids are playing havoc with my weight. Let me tell you I have never been a slim person, with the exception of when the Addison's was brewing, however I am now quite overweight...Anyway the fact is I have to lose weight. I feel like a blob. YUK!..."