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Five years ago today my life would change forever. On August 17, 2012, I was diagnosed with a rare disease called Addison's disease. Now I am posting these photos because Addison's disease is not a well known disease and I want to expose the truth of the disease. In these photos at the time, the doctors were wondering how I was still alive with my body completely decaying & so they have a team of 15+ doctors working 24 hours for the past few days trying to figure out what was wrong with me. In the end, what saved my life was eating 3lbs of bacon and a bag of hot cheetos... Throughout these past five years there have been it's up and many downs with this condition. But if it weren't for those ups and many downs, I wouldn't be the person I am today. Going through many things very few people will ever go through has given me a perspective on life very few will have and for that I am thankful. Don't get me wrong, there are many things I would do to be cured and never have to deal with this disease ever again. But for now, I am at peace with who I am and what I've been able to overcome. Things don't happen to you, they happen for you... #TheBestIsAhead

My little Bruce suffers from a disease called Addisons. Addison’s disease, scientifically known as hypoadrenocorticism, is a disease with serious consequences for dogs, although fortunately with proper treatment. Addison’s disease occurs when the adrenal glands fail to produce the hormones that they are in charge of in the body.

The most important hormones produced by the adrenal glands are steroids, particularly aldosterone and cortisol. These steroids play a large role in regulating your dog’s internal organs and body systems. Without them, your dog’s body deteriorates, leading to serious complications and even death.
Luckily two years ago i walked into the right vet clinic and bruiser was diagnosed very early and got the condition under control. Every day bruiser gets a pill and every 6 weeks he get objected! I am so proud of him and the way he handles his medications!
It's very overwhelming caring for a dog with these conditions because he can become stressed and upset easily. You really have to be aware and In tune with your pup. The only reason we knew to get him checked because he was being lethargic and wasn't jumpy. Always rule out all avenues, bruiser doesn't fit the typical A- Dog description, we were just luckily enough our vet exhausted every option! .
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#addisonsawareness #jackrussellterrier #inspiration #dogmom
#olympiclifting #injections #addidson #body #addisonsdisease #california #beach #doglife #calibound #longbeach #jackrussellterrier #jackrussellmoments #travelingdog #doglover #sandycheeks #dogbeach #dogsofinstgram #dogoftheday #love #pup #dogmom #doglife #merica🇺🇸

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Chubs is the sweetest, most loving dog you will ever meet. Since he's gotten sick, it's been a little difficult for him to enjoy his life. He's in and out of the doctor, at best, he'll see her once a month. If there's ANYTHING you can donate, we would greatly appreciate it as it goes towards his hospital bill entirely. If this bill becomes small enough, I will be able to handle his care with ease. If you can't donate, please download the repost app and share this with your friends. #gofundme #gofundmepets #family #pets #petsofig #petsofinstagram #huskymix #huskiesofig #huskiesofinstagram #donations #donationsneeded #donationswelcome #help #addisonsdisease #addisonsawareness #addisoniancrisis #ICU #chronicillness

I'd like to share something extremely important to me today. This is a pic of me at the gym. Not getting in a crazy workout, just doing what I can.
For those of you who don't know, may look at me and say "but she looks totally healthy!" But that's the thing about any "invisible disease" is that we have days or windows of time where we feel good.
However our days are planned out differently, we must live mindfully without pushing our limit. I have what is called Adrenal Insufficiency also known as Addison's. (it's rare) This means that your adrenals are either not producing enough or any cortisol and will NOT respond in any physical or emotion crisis. I take hydrocortisone (cortisol) a few times a day, to live. This disease is life threatening. People are devastatingly dying preventable deaths due to a lack of awareness.
I bring this up today, because today was one of those more challenging days, I was finally out of bed at 1:30pm, feeling completely depleted and fatigued, trying to get down a bagel and battling the extreme nausea I deal with constantly. Hours later, I made it to the gym to get a walk in, did a mellow 20 min walk and felt like I ran for miles....my heart rate was 142, felt dizzy and sick and it took me a good hour to get it down and catch my breath. I took my second dose of hydrocortisone earlier, and found the yoga room was empty.
There, I did about 20 mins or so for light stretches/yoga and knew it was time to go home and rest. Whilst having adrenal insufficiency the last two-ish years i've had much better days and felt great and I've had way worse days where I was in the hospital. The reason I'm writing a little bit of my story here today is just to show that even though someone looks "healthy" or "fine" they may be fighting some kind of unseen battle. I keep hearing a lot about adrenal fatigue lately, but NOTHING on adrenal insufficiency. It's because it's rare and not talked about enough. Let's change that. 🙏🏼thank you for reading ❤️ with love, Justine
PS-feel free to tag anyone in this post that you may want to spread the awareness to✌🏼

Every day is #nationalpuppyday for me and my family with this sweet baby in our lives. My little girl has been through hell and back these past couple years. She was diagnosed with Addison's disease 2 years ago and then just a year later diabetes decided to join the party. After a million trips to multiple vets it's still not all under control.. But we never give up and neither does she. My Miley is a fighter and the toughest lil pup in the world. She has brought so much joy to our lives and I feel so blessed to have found her. We love her unconditionally and will do anything and everything to make sure she lives a long, happy, healthy and comfortable life. The second I found her in that parking lot 4 years ago, she saved me.. So now it's my turn to save her. We love you so much baby girl. 🐶❤️ #Addisonsdog #addisonsdisease #jackrussellterrier #dogsofinstgram

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Chubs is the sweetest, most loving dog you will ever meet. Since he's gotten sick, it's been a little difficult for him to enjoy his life. He's in and out of the doctor, at best, he'll see her once a month. If there's ANYTHING you can donate, we would greatly appreciate it as it goes towards his hospital bill entirely. If this bill becomes small enough, I will be able to handle his care with ease. If you can't donate, please download the repost app and share this with your friends. #gofundme #gofundmepets #family #pets #petsofig #petsofinstagram #huskymix #huskiesofig #huskiesofinstagram #donations #donationsneeded #donationswelcome #help #addisonsdisease #addisonsawareness #addisoniancrisis #ICU #chronicillness

My little Bruce suffers from a disease called Addisons. Addison’s disease, scientifically known as hypoadrenocorticism, is a disease with serious consequences for dogs, although fortunately with proper treatment. Addison’s disease occurs when the adrenal glands fail to produce the hormones that they are in charge of in the body.

The most important hormones produced by the adrenal glands are steroids, particularly aldosterone and cortisol. These steroids play a large role in regulating your dog’s internal organs and body systems. Without them, your dog’s body deteriorates, leading to serious complications and even death.
Luckily two years ago i walked into the right vet clinic and bruiser was diagnosed very early and got the condition under control. Every day bruiser gets a pill and every 6 weeks he get objected! I am so proud of him and the way he handles his medications!
It's very overwhelming caring for a dog with these conditions because he can become stressed and upset easily. You really have to be aware and In tune with your pup. The only reason we knew to get him checked because he was being lethargic and wasn't jumpy. Always rule out all avenues, bruiser doesn't fit the typical A- Dog description, we were just luckily enough our vet exhausted every option! .
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#addisonsawareness #jackrussellterrier #inspiration #dogmom
#olympiclifting #injections #addidson #body #addisonsdisease #california #beach #doglife #calibound #longbeach #jackrussellterrier #jackrussellmoments #travelingdog #doglover #sandycheeks #dogbeach #dogsofinstgram #dogoftheday #love #pup #dogmom #doglife #merica🇺🇸

Five years ago today my life would change forever. On August 17, 2012, I was diagnosed with a rare disease called Addison's disease. Now I am posting these photos because Addison's disease is not a well known disease and I want to expose the truth of the disease. In these photos at the time, the doctors were wondering how I was still alive with my body completely decaying & so they have a team of 15+ doctors working 24 hours for the past few days trying to figure out what was wrong with me. In the end, what saved my life was eating 3lbs of bacon and a bag of hot cheetos... Throughout these past five years there have been it's up and many downs with this condition. But if it weren't for those ups and many downs, I wouldn't be the person I am today. Going through many things very few people will ever go through has given me a perspective on life very few will have and for that I am thankful. Don't get me wrong, there are many things I would do to be cured and never have to deal with this disease ever again. But for now, I am at peace with who I am and what I've been able to overcome. Things don't happen to you, they happen for you... #TheBestIsAhead

I'd like to share something extremely important to me today. This is a pic of me at the gym. Not getting in a crazy workout, just doing what I can.
For those of you who don't know, may look at me and say "but she looks totally healthy!" But that's the thing about any "invisible disease" is that we have days or windows of time where we feel good.
However our days are planned out differently, we must live mindfully without pushing our limit. I have what is called Adrenal Insufficiency also known as Addison's. (it's rare) This means that your adrenals are either not producing enough or any cortisol and will NOT respond in any physical or emotion crisis. I take hydrocortisone (cortisol) a few times a day, to live. This disease is life threatening. People are devastatingly dying preventable deaths due to a lack of awareness.
I bring this up today, because today was one of those more challenging days, I was finally out of bed at 1:30pm, feeling completely depleted and fatigued, trying to get down a bagel and battling the extreme nausea I deal with constantly. Hours later, I made it to the gym to get a walk in, did a mellow 20 min walk and felt like I ran for miles....my heart rate was 142, felt dizzy and sick and it took me a good hour to get it down and catch my breath. I took my second dose of hydrocortisone earlier, and found the yoga room was empty.
There, I did about 20 mins or so for light stretches/yoga and knew it was time to go home and rest. Whilst having adrenal insufficiency the last two-ish years i've had much better days and felt great and I've had way worse days where I was in the hospital. The reason I'm writing a little bit of my story here today is just to show that even though someone looks "healthy" or "fine" they may be fighting some kind of unseen battle. I keep hearing a lot about adrenal fatigue lately, but NOTHING on adrenal insufficiency. It's because it's rare and not talked about enough. Let's change that. 🙏🏼thank you for reading ❤️ with love, Justine
PS-feel free to tag anyone in this post that you may want to spread the awareness to✌🏼

My good friend Jessie almost lost her dog Chubs recently. Luckily they were able to get him to the vet in time to save his life. However, they are having trouble keeping up with Chubster's vet bill. If everyone could please donate anything you can Jessie and Chubs would be forever grateful for your kindness in their time of need. If you are unable to donate, please share so Chubs can get the help he needs ❤
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https://www.gofundme.com/chubsters-er-bill any little bit helps. If you can't donate, please share and spread the word
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Everyday I try to live for those moments! Never take life for granted

Last night came too close... I guess my baby has Addison's disease. It's a very rare disease that, if not diagnosed and recognized, is deadly. Sam went into a crisis last night and almost died. And when I say almost I mean that the doctor wouldn't even give us a estimated probability of her making it. She was unresponsive and her heart was barely beating. I am so thankful that she did make it! Now comes the long road of research, vet appointments and making sure that this never happens again. #addisonsdisease #addisonsdog #addisonsawareness #beaware #shepherdsofig #germanshepherd #dogsofinstgram #mybaby #tooclose #iloveher

My weekend was great, had an amazing anniversary week. Just focusing on the positive when life tries to bring you down 😊

1 of only around 8,400 in the UK 💙 #addisonsdisease #addisonsawareness #raredisease

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