Author Archives: Paris Dancy

A Positive Attitude Helped Me Prepare for My Illness

One of the earliest lessons I learned as a former competitive athlete was how to deal with adversity and make adjustments during a game. Playing sports taught me about the importance of maintaining a positive attitude and what being pessimistic does. The combination of these lessons helped me…

Not All Cushing’s Disease Cases Are Alike

It’s not uncommon when dealing with a rare disease diagnosis to want to draw comparisons to another person’s disease experience. But that’s not always helpful. In my junior year of college, I took a class on criminal investigations. During one of the classes, the professor staged a fight between two…

Compassion Fatigue Is More Common Than We Realize

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the year 2020 was unprecedented, not only for the U.S., but for the entire world as well. So many things have happened, but none were more difficult to respond to than the pandemic. And we’re still dealing with it. The coronavirus has affected every industry…

My Experience Treating Low Testosterone With Cannabis

The potential benefits and risks of cannabis have long been a topic of discussion. There are various stigmas attached to the plant because people have different opinions about it. Is cannabis a drug? Can it be used as an alternative to Western medicine? Is it dangerous? The answers are frequently…

How Unresolved Trauma Wreaked Havoc in My Life

What happens when we don’t properly deal with unresolved trauma? I asked myself this question years ago after speaking with my wife and realizing how a pituitary adenoma had affected my life. One of the hardest things for someone with this type of tumor to deal with are…

How to Decide If a Doctor Is Right for You

I often come across social media posts in which people are bashing doctors and saying that as patients, they aren’t being treated the way they should be. Now, I understand that there are doctors who strictly care about money and look at each case the same way. For this reason,…

With Cushing’s, Work Can Be Difficult but Doable

On Saturday, I will turn 39 years old. Six years ago, I wasn’t sure what my life would look like after being diagnosed with a pituitary adenoma. Every year since my transsphenoidal surgery, I reflect on my personal growth. It has taken me about five years post-op for…