Saturday, August 30, 2014

Adios KL!

If you look at all of the pictures from the past six months, it appears that we have been living the dream! We have traveled all over South East Asia managing to make it to seven countries within our first six months of marriage. With each passport stamp, I prove to the world that this Steroid Dependent girl is Clearly Alive!

ATVing through the Malaysian Jungle in April.
But pictures never tell the entire story. In all honestly, I am exhausted. I grew tired of dealing with bugs in the restrooms. I grew tired of trying to explain "Gluten Free" in a culture that does not understand it and only tells you what they think you want to hear. I disliked living on a street with night clubs and cars constantly honking their horns at all hours of the night. I am ready to be reunited with my Olive Thief.

Cameron Highlands Tea Plantation in Malaysia in June.
However, I am incredibly thankful for this opportunity to live in Malaysia. What a crazy way to jump start a marriage! My dear husband definitely returned to America with more gray hairs than when he left. How many people have the opportunity to say, "Oh yeah, I saved my wife's life not once but TWICE by giving her an emergency injection of solu-cortef. No big deal." Granted, not many people also have the opportunity to say, "Oh yeah, I rode an elephant and walked a tiger on a leash." It has been a crazy six months.

Thailand in July.
I have learned a great deal about my Primary Adrenal Insufficiency and the importance of cortisol. Each lesson solidified the importance of a healthy life style which is so much more than "just swallow pills." We must manage our stress levels. We must eat a balanced diet. We must surround ourselves with solid friendships.

Singapore in April.
I have returned to America a much different person than when I left.

Hong Kong Disney Land in May.
Watch out world. This Clearly Alive girl is going to change it.

Myanmar in July.
T-SHIRT UPDATE: My husband's wonderful ALS video generated much discussion about the "Ask Me about Life-Saving Steroids" t-shirts. After much behind the scenes work, I found a way to sustainable be able to offer them to y'all.

Check them out here! 

Zazzle provides 117 different styles of shirts including hoodies, jackets, long sleeves, and even sizes for infants and children! Let's raise some awareness! I will also donate proceeds to either AIU or NADF.

1 comment:

  1. Fun summary of your time in Malaysia. Great photos! What an opportunity!

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