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Annette is Home!!

Monday, May 14, 2007
Greetings from the Markin home--and is it ever good to be home. I am Mary Morrissey, a friend of Annette's, and am over today keeping her comapany....or should I say, she is keeping me company :) So I will attempt to fill you in. Annette got home from the hospital on Sunday around 2:00, and what a pleasant Mother's Day Gift! Officially, she has been diagnosed with Addison's Disease.

Addison's disease is an endocrine or hormonal disorder that 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.

Addison's disease occurs when the adrenal glands do not produce enough of the hormone cortisol and, in some cases, the hormone aldosterone. The disease is also called adrenal insufficiency, or hypocortisolism.

These symptoms about sum it up for what Annette has gone through since last September. She is taking steroids with much success and feels human again!

Today we have been chatting away most of the day, making a few phone calls, and Annette was able to help me with my Ebay problem!! I do believe that day by day she will be getting her strentgh back and will be able get back to her normal routines. From what I understand, she was quite the patient at UMNC, to have 2 rare diseases at one time! She had quite a variety of Doctors and Nurses in and out at all hours of the day. The past several days have been hectic and even very scary at times, but she is definantely on the right track!

She would like to say thank you again for all of your wonderful prayers and well wishes while in the hospital and appreciate your kind words of encouragement for the future.
Sincerely,
Annette and Mary

15 comments to Annette is Home!!:

Donna said...

Annette,
I guess somehow I missed getting the message that you now have a blog, so I'm glad I saw it on Jacque's site. I'm sorry to learn of your past week in the hospital but am so glad they now know what it is. It sounds like you're feeling much better now with the steroids. Thank you, God! Cindy and I leave Thursday for Kenya so I'm trying to get what I need (and more!) packed. I'll call you when we get back and check in with you.
Take care--you're in my prayers each day. Love, Donna

plong said...

All I can say is, "I love you Annette!!!" This has been the best news ever~you made my day!!! I hope you can feel my arms around you giving you a great big hug!!

God really does answer prayers!!

Patti

Heather said...

Welcome home Annette!!!! I'm glad the doctors figured out what was wrong and you are well on your way to recovery. And thanks to all of your guest writers, keeping us up-to-date!!

Big hug...

Heather

Jacqniel said...

Annette -
So good to hear from you - and Mary! If you need something, remember that I am home now - I would happily run an errand, take you somewhere, come to visit, etc. Take care an feel my great big hug {{{{{Annette}}}}}
Jacque

Di said...

Annette,
Mary filled in your sisters last night at PEO. We were so happy to hear that you are feeling stronger and so very thankful that you are at home. NO PLACE LIKE HOME says it all.
We will all continue our prayers and well wishes. We miss you and send you many hugs.
Fondly,
Di

Bies Family said...

Mrs. Markin:
Just found out about your blog from Mrs. Chudomelka. We are glad to hear you are feeling better. I have become friends with your neighbor Garrett. I am almost done with my first year at Beadle.
Your friend
Nick

The Admiral said...

Annette,

WOO HOO!

Now we can swap endocrinologist stories!!

Boomer Sooner.

Colleen said...

I am sooooo happy you are home again, Annette! I hope you continue to get stronger. Just rest and take it easy, my dear PHriend! You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers! *HUGS*

Colleen said...
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Neeta & Nityananda said...

Yaay! Annette:) I am grinning from here to there. Yes! I am sooo glad you are home and are back on track to mending in spite of your two rare disease. Prayers absolutely do work! We will keep on praying for you :)

itions said...

Hello Annette Markin,
I've just heard word of what's been going on with you from Eva VanLent. I still email with her-although not near enough-and she told me about you! This is Jenny Pattee-my former married name was Wostoupal. Remember me? I got divorced over 4 years ago and have been remarried for 1.5. My (now) youngest is Baby Will who will be 1 tomorrow! I'm doing fine-teaching first grade in South Sioux City.

I am so sorry to hear about all you have had to go through. I haven't had a chance to read through all of your Blog but I intend to. You will be in prayers and have already been in my thoughts. Is there anything I can do?

You are such a special person and I think about all of my Black Elk compadres so often. I have such great memories of teaching with the best of the best back then!

Please take care!! Love-Jenny

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