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About Valerie

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  1. Kate, I am so sorry about another surgery. I haven't been on the boards in so long, my own problems never seem to end. I will be sending good thoughts your way. Valerie
  2. Hi Mary, On what Channel and time is Kate's interview. I am on Pacific time and the stations are different out here. Let me know. Thanks, Valerie
  3. Hi Alisa, Copy the signs of adrenal crisis and read them over carefully and put a copy with your wallet, it is posted at the bottom of each page. You should always carry your cortisone with you and if you are over-stressed or sick, you need to up the cortisone to compensate. I had my pituitary tumor removed 9/2000 and I am still not producing enough to go off but the doctors never gave me the injectable cortisone. They just said to go to the nearest emergency room. So what I did was I got a medic alert bracelet and on the information sheet I put down everything , all the medications I'm on, that I am adrenal insufficient and need 100mg of solucortef in trauma (that is a standard treatment for adrenal insufficient people with medic alert now), and beeper numbers and phone numbers of all medical doctors and family members to contact in case of emergency. This I also have copied in my wallet. I have never had an adrenal crisis although I have come close. You will learn how to adjust your cortisone as you go. I also have an 8 and 10 year old that wipe me out and probably why I'm not recovering as rapidly as I'd like, I can't imagine having 5. It would be nice if you could get some help or sleep while they're at school. Are you producing any cortisol at all? If not, you may want to get the intramuscular cortisol filled and carry it with you, in your purse. Also, get the medic alert bracelet and always wear it and instruct your oldest child to call 911 if you show signs of adrenal insufficiency. My best to you and keep posting those questions. Valerie