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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…

Gardening Can Teach Us Lessons About Healing

One thing from my childhood that sticks out to me were Saturday mornings. If I wasn’t playing ball, then I was helping my parents do yardwork. My mother had an area on the side of our home where she had different plants. After my brother and I finished cutting the…

Important Qualities for Partners of People With Cushing’s

Having a rare disease is a struggle, and sometimes I feel alone, like nobody understands me. Luckily, when I was going through Cushing’s disease, my fiancé and now husband, Logan, provided me with emotional support. It was difficult on both of us. While I was experiencing physical pain, my hormones…