How does it feel to be diagnosed with a life-threatening health condition? Addison's disease is a rare auto-immune condition which can be fatal. Diagnosis is often made in an emergency. In this book, sixteen people describe the impact Addison's disease has had on their lives. Drawn from the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, South Africa, Belgium and South Korea, these men and women describe in their own words the difficult journey they've taken, from illness, through diagnosis, to living a full life, thanks to the second chance modern medicine has given them.