The evening before my third football game against Indiana during my senior year as a starting defensive tackle for the University of Washington, I’d commented to my defensive line coach—Jim Mora—as I entered the dining hall after practice that I just felt weak inside for some reason and couldn’t explain why. He reassured me as coaches’ do; that it was probably pre-game nerves—jitters; and after a good night’s sleep, I’d be right as rain the next day.
That next day was the beginning of the worst nightmare — The Longest Season — I’d ever experienced in my collegiate career when it was my — Time To Shine — resulting in being set down to second team behind a freshman for a five-game stint in the beginning of our conference and mid-season play. This became “the straw that broke the camel’s back.”
It wouldn’t be until the fall of 1978 that I discovered my adrenal gland failure—burnout; if you will’ by a founding member of an east coast consortium of revered medical experts, relating that I had suffered from adrenal gland failure. In retrospect, from piecing the dangling past participles of my life back together, beginning from that evening before the Indiana game, I truly believe from my experience that this was probably the onset of my adrenal gland failure’s lengthy episode coupled with another condition called OAS — Organic Affective Syndrome. We’ll discuss that next.
In February of 2010, I came across Dr. Larry Wilson while searching the internet for information surrounding adrenal gland failure or some form of burnout similar to what I’d experienced. I sent Larry a very detailed— 20 page letter recounting my experiences. Larry graciously returned my email with some great insight. Larry is a wonderful caregiver that would rather follow his heart — in terms of proactive medicine; instead of those politically and financially endowed mainstream medical practitioners who align themselves with the major drug companies who main interest is driving their profits at the expense of an emotionally manipulated, sucker-punched society—my embittered opinion; not Larry’s.
The below link to Larry’s website is his research surrounding Adrenal Burnout Syndrome. Larry is very open and honest about his own personal experiences which you can read. This link will also give you other related topics that Larry has researched and writes about. As I related, Larry’s perspective isn’t mainstream. Larry is one who possesses the courage to take the necessary first steps—to go the extra mile—and beyond for What Matters Most!