🦓 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

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


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

🦓 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/

 

✏️ 1 Week from Tomorrow!

Only 8 days until the Cushing’s Awareness Challenge 2019 begins.  At night, when I’m supposed to be sleeping, ideas for posts keep swarming through my head.  Sometimes, they form into fully-written posts.  Then, when I wake up, the posts are gone.

I plan to follow the suggestions to some extent and have a few ideas of my own.  Over the years, I’ve posted lots on several blogs but I don’t know if I can get 30 days of Cushing’s stuff together…again!  This is the eighth year of the Cushing’s Awareness Challenge.

The list of bloggers is on the right side and is constantly updated as new URLs come in.

If you want to join us, it’s not too late.  Directions and suggestions for posts can be found here: https://wp.me/p7mmZ5-ov

If you have ideas for what you’d like to read about (Cushing’s related, of course), please feel free to put it in the comments area.