Vanessa deals with 3 different autoimmune issues but that doesn't stop her from having a
In this episode we also cover:
Adrenal Insufficiency (Addison Disease)
Why Me? Is what we ask ourselves with our health issues
How do we tell people that we are tired in a different way?
Four Personality Types
Good visual for to use to communicate you are tired
Tip to communicate better with your doctor
You start to heal when you share your story
Vennessa is a wife and mom first. She worked in corporate for many years as an engineer, operations manager, and consultant. She then moved on to career coaching. All while managing her three autoimmune diseases - Addison’s, Hashimoto’s, and Vitiligo. She was first diagnosed with Addison’s back in 2007, after struggling for 5 years trying to figure out why she wasn’t feeling “right”. No periods worked out a lot, ate “healthy”, painted, played piano, enjoyed life and work as much as possible - but the fatigue, dizziness, stomach-churning, getting a cold and being sick for week….and more...was too much to handle at times.
General practitioners, endocrinologists, and other specialists, even naturopaths were giving her all kinds of whacky answers and telling her she’d never get pregnant, her libido will always be low, things won’t get better - only worse, or even better….you don’t look sick/have Addison’s disease because you aren’t gaining weight or skin darkening.
She finally took the matter into her own hands because OUR health is not the doctor’s responsibility. She was still not feeling well. She educated herself on medications and dosages, along with supplements, healing foods, learned to read bloodwork, and know what questions to ask doctors. In addition, with a young family and husband with ADHD, she has learned how to manage daily stressors that trigger autoimmune inflammation.
Vennessa loves cooking - making meals and snacks kid and husband-approved while providing the nutrients needed (which lack in today’s foods). She enjoys playing with her boys, coloring, and playing piano….as well as those secret Mommy-getaways to read and sleep!
website is www.vennessamcconkey.com
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