The Addison’s Chronicles – Part 11 – a Warning…

Received wisdom in Addison’s Disease says that stomach ache can be a sign that you need more Hydrocortisone. Personal experience suggests that stomach pain can be a reaction to Hydro, and possibly a precursor to a gastric bleed. Trust me, this is not something you want in your life.

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Heads I lose – tails I lose, too, apparently…

The cure can, often, be as bad as the problem.

My adrenal glands have failed, to compensate for which I have to take hydrocortisone three times a day.

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Abandon all hope, ye who enter here…

That should be the legend over the door to the A&E department, Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral.

There are many versions of that quotation. However, I feel that this one best suits Dante’s original text “Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch’intrate” and it’s the one I was taught by the best English master in the world, bar none. Argumentative pedants will be ignored. So there!

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Missing in action…

Just in case anyone is wondering where I’ve got to, I’ve been out of action.

On Monday I was hauled off to hospital with a gastric bleed, and I’m still very weak. Today is the first day I’ve managed to get dressed this week, so it’s progress of a sort.

Anyway, hopefully I’ll be writing up the whole sorry affair later today but, in the meantime, here’s a tip – if you’re sick, and also suffer from ME/CFS, you might want to stay away from the A&E at Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral.