🦓 From a Past Blogging Challenge

Since no other people signed up this year, I’m going to be reposting some past Blogging Challenge Posts:

From Danielle’s Blog at http://www.lifewithcushings.com/

Today, I’m going to be talking about my Cushing’s story, which still continues, even 8 years after I was diagnosed.

I remember the moment I realized something wasn’t right.  My mom was taking me to the mall, because none of my jeans fit me anymore.  She was talking about how she wished I would try to lose weight, because she has been overweight most of her life, and didn’t want that for me.  But, I needed pants to wear to school, so I bought another size up.  I remember thinking, nothing has changed.  I didn’t eat more, or less, I hadn’t stopped any activities.  Maybe this was just my metabolism slowing down.

Read more here: http://www.lifewithcushings.com/

🦓 From a Past Blogging Challenge ~ Sleep, the Goldilocks and the Three bears of Cushing’s Disease

 

Read the whole article at  https://zebraontheside.wordpress.com/

Insomnia was one of the first things that troubled me enough to try to get help for with Cushing’s Disease. By my last year in music school, I had flipped my schedule around. I felt best and got more done if I practiced through the night and slept through the day. That year was wonderful for productivity because I was able to do what worked best with my body. A couple of years later, my sleeping problems had taken over my life. I was trying to get a diagnosis. In school for a second and third bachelor’s degree while working at Starbucks, I barely slept. Because I wasn’t sleeping, I decided to just keep busy….

🦓 Kind Words for Cushing’s Awareness Month

Many thanks to Cushing’s Help board member, Sharmyn McGraw!

It’s been my biggest blessing in life to help make many people’s lives better. Through the newly available dial-up internet, I joined forces with a small group of wonderful Cushing’s advocates. Cathy Gifford and Mary O’Connor, were my first Cushing’s friends, and are still dear friends twenty one years later. Together we got things moving. Mary, has built the largest Cushing’s support boards, and her admirable dedication continues to help and support patients from all over the world, Cushing’s Help and Support (cushings-help.com).

~ From Cushing’s Disease Helped Shape My Wonderful Life

🦓 Digging deep: Depression, anxiety and suicide

From Cushie Blogger 

We lost a young woman with Cushing’s to suicide in 2014. There are rumors now that another recent loss was suicide as well. In my mind, regardless of what the exact cause was, Cushing’s is at fault.  Cushing’s led them to their deaths just as surely as if it had struck the death blow itself. If that is hard for you to fathom, then please allow me to educate you briefly on this dastardly, “most morbid of diseases” and why I feel the way I do.

Read more at https://muskegfarm.blogspot.com/2018/04/digging-deep-depression-anxiety-and.html

🦓 From 2016: Clear the Air

A great first Cushing’s Awareness Challenge post 🙂

Zebraontheside

I just want to be clear about something. I am not a blogging type of person. I use to see them as boring rants and often I still do. However, there is one month a year that Cushing’s patients are called to blog. We are so misunderstood. The disease impacts so many things. We go through life having things put on us that don’t apply. We need support and understanding. We have to stick with each other for understanding. Blogging is one way we can do that. We can unify. We can reach out. We can be heard.

I am a lifer. I have been through it and deal with the results of my treatment. Addressing my hormone replacements is more of an issue now for me that the Cushing’s Disease but I am still a lifer. Why? Cushing’s just isn’t a blip and then it is gone. It is…

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🦓 From a Past Blogging Challenge

 

Since no other people signed up this year, I’m going to be reposting some past Blogging Challenge Posts:

From Danielle’s Blog at http://www.lifewithcushings.com/

Today, I’m going to be talking about my Cushing’s story, which still continues, even 8 years after I was diagnosed.

I remember the moment I realized something wasn’t right.  My mom was taking me to the mall, because none of my jeans fit me anymore.  She was talking about how she wished I would try to lose weight, because she has been overweight most of her life, and didn’t want that for me.  But, I needed pants to wear to school, so I bought another size up.  I remember thinking, nothing has changed.  I didn’t eat more, or less, I hadn’t stopped any activities.  Maybe this was just my metabolism slowing down.

 

Read more here: http://www.lifewithcushings.com/

 

🦓 From a Past Blogging Challenge ~ Sleep, the Goldilocks and the Three bears of Cushing’s Disease

 

Read the whole article at  https://zebraontheside.wordpress.com/

Insomnia was one of the first things that troubled me enough to try to get help for with Cushing’s Disease. By my last year in music school, I had flipped my schedule around. I felt best and got more done if I practiced through the night and slept through the day. That year was wonderful for productivity because I was able to do what worked best with my body. A couple of years later, my sleeping problems had taken over my life. I was trying to get a diagnosis. In school for a second and third bachelor’s degree while working at Starbucks, I barely slept. Because I wasn’t sleeping, I decided to just keep busy….

🦓 Digging deep: Depression, anxiety and suicide

From Cushie Blogger 

We lost a young woman with Cushing’s to suicide in 2014. There are rumors now that another recent loss was suicide as well. In my mind, regardless of what the exact cause was, Cushing’s is at fault.  Cushing’s led them to their deaths just as surely as if it had struck the death blow itself. If that is hard for you to fathom, then please allow me to educate you briefly on this dastardly, “most morbid of diseases” and why I feel the way I do.

Read more at https://muskegfarm.blogspot.com/2018/04/digging-deep-depression-anxiety-and.html

🖤Another loss, just as Cushing’s Awareness Month started again.

From Cushie Blogger

Shianne Lombard-Treman passed just three days ago. She had a form of Cushing’s Syndrome caused by adrenal tumors, and I am in remission from Cushing’s Disease caused by a tumor on my pituitary. My heart aches thinking of Shianne and all those we have lost in the last few years. Today marks the start of Cushing’s Disease Awareness Month (and Adrenal Insufficiency Awareness Month – a common result from Cushing’s treatment). I had not committed myself to the annual blogger’s challenge, but the overflowing tears while I watched this video make me wonder if I should…

Read more at https://muskegfarm.blogspot.com/2018/04/another-loss-just-as-cushings-awareness.html

🦓 From a Past Blogging Challenge: Cushing’s Awareness Challenge ~ Danielle, Day 5

From Danielle’s Cushing’s Awareness Challenge Blog

Social media dominates most people’s lives these days. You see what everyone you know is up to, but the problem is, most people only post about the highlights of their lives.

You don’t get to see the low points, the every day struggles. You don’t see what keeps them up at night with worry.

Read more at http://www.lifewithcushings.com/2017/04/cushings-awareness-challenge-day-5.html