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My friend Eden Alexander, a director, model, artist and muse, is dealing with this situation now. She’s been ill and in chronic pain for over a month after having a near fatal drug reaction to a commonly prescribed drug. This triggered a skin infection called Steven Johnson’s Syndrome,, which might have been addressed sooner had the doctor not embarrassed and shamed Eden, dismissing her experience and refusing her the care she needed. Due to this, Eden developed full blow MRSA/staph infection on top of the skin infection, which trigged an existing thyroid condition. This caused her to go into something called myxedema coma, the most severe form of hypothyroidism, and she almost died.
- a homecare nurse to come by and help her care for herself- light physical therapy on the muscles and joints that have been aching and seizing for a month.
Ideally we’d live in a system where health care was accessible, and holistic, giving people time to heal properly. Unfortunately we live in a work or die society. Sometimes, we need to reach out for help. I know it was extremely difficult for Eden to ask for help in the first place, and I hope that you’ll consider supporting her in this difficult time!
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