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An Open Letter to New Cushing’s Survivors

Note: I wrote a letter to Cushing’s patients last week. If you’re currently awaiting treatment, click here to read it. I also will write a letter soon for those a couple of years or more into remission. Dear Cushing’s Survivor, You made it. You made it past the…

An Open Letter to Cushing’s Patients

Note to readers: I will be writing a few of these, so please don’t feel as though your portion of the journey isn’t acknowledged 🙂 Dear Fellow Cushing’s Patients: You’re currently struggling, and struggling probably doesn’t even feel like it allows anyone to grasp what you’re currently…

My Go-to Resources for Information and Support

  Hey everyone! This week, I want to get onto the topic of online support pages and medical resources for Cushing’s. A lot of people turn to support pages for full-on medical advice — and let’s be real here, only a medical professional can give out proper medical advice.

With Cushing’s, You’re Your Own Hero

Hey, everyone! Another week has come and gone and it’s either been a good week, a bad week, or a subpar week in which things went decently or they didn’t. Hopefully, your week went well for the most part. As someone who has gone through Cushing’s, needed support, and now…

Putting Yourself First with Cushing’s

Reading that title probably gave a lot of you instant feelings of guilt and anxiety. Trust me, I absolutely understand. After spending the last two years getting to know hundreds of Cushing’s patients through my Crush Cushing’s Facebook page, I’ve noticed that the guilt of having to put ourselves…

My Experience with Health Anxiety

Impending doom. Shortness of breath. Pale skin and shakes. Body shivers. Teeth chattering. Those are just a few of the many symptoms of a panic attack. Anxiety and panic attacks are shockingly common for many people who have Cushing’s disease, even before they realize what they have. Raised levels…

Trusting Your Instincts When Things Go Wrong

Hey, everyone! I’ve never been someone who goes to the hospital just because I’m not feeling well, but given the circumstances of my health the past few years, I decided to go last Sunday. Long story short, last month and last week, I had a very strange thing repeatedly happen…