Adrienne White – VP/Strategy and Business Development Officer
My doctor told me that I must be holding onto a rabbit’s foot. He indicated that he hadn’t seen another person my age with a perforated diverticulum. That’s a fancy way of saying that I have a microscopic hole in my colon. It’s really dangerous, as I am at risk for toxins slipping into my bloodstream. Your initial reaction is to ask how did this happen? The answer may never be known.
I’m 27; just 10 days shy of my 28th birthday. I eat right, exercise and am conscious of what I put in my body (though I enjoy a late night trip to the Waffle House every now and then!)
Despite spending five days in the hospital, I’m in good spirits. I’ve vowed to make sick sexy, which is more of a declaration of staying positive and managing this health issue instead of letting it manage me. I can’t lie, staying positive isn’t easy all hours of the day. But I believe and know my body is no exception and that God will heal me. God isn’t confined to some imaginary thing in the sky. God is my mother’s love and support; my friends/family visits/phone calls/texts, flowers, walking around outside, sunshine, the intelligence of my doctors, and the diligence of my nurses. He is the power behind the action.
Fast Forward back to 2018 with me! That was a pivotal experience in my life for many reasons. It was my rock bottom and I’ve rebounded and taken some powerful lessons and a major lesson was about my finances. Fortunately, this medical situation did not bankrupt me. However, according to