🦓 From a Past Blogging Challenge: Cushing’s Awareness Challenge – 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

🦓 From a Past Blogging Challenge: Cushing’s Awareness Challenge – Day 4

From Danielle’s Blog:  http://www.lifewithcushings.com/2017/04/cushings-awareness-challenge-day-4.html

I have often said, I wish I had cancer instead. Most people would not understand this sentiment, why in the world would you wish for such a horrible disease?

It is another common thread tying people with chronic illness together. If my disease was cancer, everyone would know what it was. I wouldn’t be questioned by my boss when I called in sick. My friends and family would be more supportive. My doctors wouldn’t question my symptoms.

Maybe my life would be easier.

Read the rest of the post at http://www.lifewithcushings.com/2017/04/cushings-awareness-challenge-day-4.html

🦓 From a Past Blogging Challenge: Cushing’s Awareness Challenge – Day 3

From Danielle’s Blog http://www.lifewithcushings.com/2017/04/cushings-awareness-challenge-day-3.html

 

One of my least favorite things about my life with chronic illness is having imaging appointments.  Whether it’s my yearly brain MRI, or a chest X-ray, the whole process is uncomfortable, and sometimes even painful.

Usually, when a physician wants me to have imaging, they will schedule an appointment, usually the soonest available is a week or two out, sometimes more depending on the test. You usually have to arrive at the hospital 15-30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time, on top of that, there is typically a wait…

🦓 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….

🦓 From a Past Blogging Challenge: Day 1: Blogging with the Cushies, featuring Alicia and The EPIC Foundation


Since not too many people signed up this year, I’m going to be reposting some past Blogging Challenge Posts:

Have you checked out The Epic Foundation? I encourage you to do so. Cushie comrade Karen has dreamed of starting this non-profit to help Cushing’s patients and others with invisible diseases. In 2017, Karen debuted EPIC.
Please take a moment to read about EPIC Together’s Person of the Month, Alicia Held.

 

🦓 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 starts 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