Kind Words from a Facebook Post

These came up in my Facebook Memories from this date in 2009!

Alicia: You are so awesome Mary! Where would we be without you?
July 20, 2009 at 2:01pm · 
Joselle: Thanks Mary!!! So many of us have benefited from your “idea”!!
July 20, 2009 at 3:08pm · 
Tiffany: God bless you!! This site has pulled me through this rough time and I have met some angels on earth!
July 20, 2009 at 5:28pm · 
Kim: I dont know how I would still be hanging in if not for the wonderful people I have met through Cushings support. Thank God for Mary O and all of you
July 20, 2009 at 5:59pm · 
Tonya: Amen to that!
July 20, 2009 at 7:03pm · 
Mary: You and your sites are a blessing to all of us, Mary. I am so thankful for you. xoxo
July 20, 2009 at 8:14pm · 
Terri: Mary, and her site saved my life too. There’s not need to go into details, because everyone knows what it’s like trying to get answers with Cushings. Thank you Mary for visiting me at NIH and for the site.
July 20, 2009 at 10:04pm · 
July 20, 2009 at 10:36pm · 
Shauna: Nine years? Amazing how the time flies. It’s been 8 years since my pit surgery and 7 since my BLA. It all feels like yesterday. What a lifesaver you’ve created Mary. That’s one heck of a legacy and we all owe you a huge thanks.
July 20, 2009 at 10:50pm 

Lisa T W

Just wanted to add much love and thanks for everything you have done. You probably don’t even know how many lives you have touched, and saved! Although I don’t have an official diagnosis yet, I did find out about being GH deficient so if I ever get insurance to cooperate hopefully that will improve symptoms. Thanks again:)

On my Facebook timeline, from the past

Vanessa U

Thank you. I have been reading the blogs, it’s helpful. So thank you for putting in the effort on the site.
This is extremely frustrating and upsetting. But like I’ve read from others, I finally have a reason for all the issues I was having.
Thank you again for the site and the warm welcome.
~ From my email


Hi everyone! I would first like to say how happy i am that this website exists it makes me feel so much better that others have gone through what i am currently experiencing and have made amazing recoveries!

i am so scared and hope to support others and find support through this amazing site! Thank you 🙂

From Victoria’s bio


I found out last week I have Cushing’s disease & before finding your blog I found nearly nada on the serious health condition that’s taken over me- but i’m so thankful for you& your sharing your personal journey along with all the intel, articles, advice, medical breakthroughs, personal experiences anecdotal stories and more as I feel I have an Allie in this battle I’ve just begun & I felt completely alone until now- thanks to you

From the comments area of

Susan (SDSather)

Mary O,

You have provided an invaluable service to many, many people with Cushing’s and other Cushing’s-like diseases and syndromes. I have a very dear friend I met on the Boards. I’m sorry you have had to use your own money to maintain the site, but in it’s time, it has made a huge difference in the lives of many people. It has always been an open Board, where one can go to find information, but you are right in stating that many fb pages have been created for people with Cushing’s, Addison’s and what have you. Often, you have to be “referred” or “invited” in order to enter those sites, though.

You have been a pioneer in this field and you created an avenue for people to find information, when it was often withheld by the medical profession as proprietary. Thank you so much for all you have done.

Susan from the Seattle area

From the Cushing’s Help message boards


I am hoping that a solution can be found to keep this website open. It has so much knowledge for so many undiagnosed cushies and holds too many memories for me. No where else can I look to find “In Memory” for all the cushie friends I’ve met and known for so many years. it is almost like a high school yearbook. :) I am not on any other social media.

You have touched so many thousands of peoples lives with this site.

Jayne, on the Cushing’s Help message boards