🚙 Cushie Car

From 40 Days of Thankfulness

 

Today, I’m thankful for my “Cushie Car”.

Since I started attending Cushing’s events, I’ve always tried to rent a PT Cruiser. There’s just been something about them that I liked.

A couple of years ago, after my son was out of school, I was getting tired of driving the Mom-Carpool-Van everywhere. I think my mom was getting tired of stepping up into it, too. She doesn’t drive anymore, so she relies on whatever vehicle I’m driving to get her to appointments. So, I was delighted when she offered to pay for part of it. She didn’t realize it was going to be bright blue, though. I think she was thinking of navy or something more dignified.

Anyway, I had the car picked out, and the exact color I wanted and set off to the car dealership with my specs. They told me that the Cruiser didn’t come in this shade of blue. I’m sure that they wanted to sell one of the colors they had on the lot.

I got back to them and told them that I found this car online and I could go get it myself. Suddenly the dealership was able to get it for me, too, so I won out. WooHoo.

I’m just loving this car. 🙂

From a Cushing’s get-together in Columbus, OH, 2007, the yellow version 🙂

 

📅 Barrow Pituitary Center Patient Education Day

Barrow Neurological Institute
Sonntag Pavilion
St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center
350 West Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85013

October 27, 2018
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

The Barrow Pituitary Center is dedicated to educating patients, caregivers, and loved ones by providing information which is current and non-biased. Experts at this conference will address management of the emotional and physical elements of living with pituitary disorders. We hope attendees will leave empowered to make better-informed decisions about their healthcare and achieve their goals for a long and fruitful life.

pdfEvent Flyer or to register, visit the Barrow Website

For more information contact Maggie Bobrowitz, RN, MBA, at (602) 406-7585 or Margaret.Bobrowitz@DignityHealth.org.

📅 2nd Annual Weill Cornell Pituitary Symposium: Pituitary Disorders Across the Age Spectrum CME

Friday, October 19 at 8:00am to 4:00pm

Belfer Research Building, 3rd Floor

413 East 69th St., New York, NY 10021

This course is a comprehensive overview and discussion of the evaluation; management; and medical, surgical, and radiation treatments of the pituitary tumor. The conference will comprise lectures, case-based talks, and Q&A panel sessions.

The pituitary gland plays an enormously important role in human development, the maintenance of various essential physiologic functions, and aging and senescence. Hence, the health of the pituitary gland is critical at all stages of human life. For this reason, there are a variety of pituitary disorders that can have a profound impact on multiple organ systems at different ages. General practitioners and even specialists in endocrinology may not be fully aware of the widespread impact of the pituitary gland in health and disease; the function of this course is to educate and inform a general medical audience on pituitary disease.

For more information visit their website or contact Tatiana Soto at tas2041@med.cornell.edu or 212-746-0403.

❓Guest Question: Cushing’s in 15 year old male

Jess asks on the Message Boards:

Hello, – a little back story. I have a 15 year old son who over the past couple of years has gained 60 pounds and has increasingly become angry, depressed, anxious- to the point where he was having thoughts of suicide. We went to a behavioral health specialist who put him on anti-anxiety meds, but his aggression has become worse and worse. I literally found myself last week saying, never in my life would I think this kid would act so violently towards me or his siblings. He was a good, sensitive kid. His mood can change in the blink of an eye. He also is very withdrawn and anxious to the point where he now does online school. We have contributed all of this to puberty and life experiences, just typical teenage stuff… but last week, when i was able to actaully have him come out of his room… i noticed a “lump” on the top of back, base of the neck. I am not sure if a buffalo hump can be caused by playing video games and sitting in a computer chair for 18 hours a day? Or if this is considered a buffalo hump??

Respond to Jess here: http://cushings.invisionzone.com/topic/54467-cushings-in-15-yo-male