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Learning to Adjust with Cushing’s

Having Cushing’s is a major scare and an even bigger adjustment to life. No matter how much you want to do things you used to do, you keep finding that the reality is you can’t — you have to adjust. You think that after surgery, everything will be amazing and…

Strength in Mindfulness and Vulnerability

Welcome to another end of the week! Last weekend, I had the privilege of going on a couple’s retreat with my boyfriend, hosted by the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. It was all about reconnecting with your loved one and focusing on communication — not only with your partner,…

Comparisons Are Thieves of Joy

Cushing’s disease is terrible for so many reasons. If you’ve seen my posts before (thank you!), you’ll have read what I’m saying next: This disease is taxing on your mental and physical health. Cushing’s is so horrible that people without the disease cannot even begin to comprehend its toll.

For a Cushing’s Diagnosis, Talk to Your Doctor

Hello again, everyone! Hope you all had a fantastic week. For me, it’s been a weird one for many reasons. One relates to Cushing’s and a situation I realize wasn’t just me being easily annoyed. It’s truly something that needs to be worked on within the community. I’ve been in…

How Cushing’s Affects Your Weight

Hey, everyone! People often ask about diet and exercise on my support page, Crush Cushing’s. It’s a tricky topic because there are different types of Cushing’s (florid versus cyclic), but generally, the answer is quite simple for most of our situations. With Cushing’s, usually no diet or type of…

Horrific Medical Experiences Can Cause PTSD

Hey, everyone! Cushing’s disease entails a seemingly never-ending list of issues, and some don’t ever diminish, even after surgery. Some people have surgery, heal, recover, and move on with life, never having to look back at sick days ever again. Meanwhile, others go through recovery but deal with chronic issues…

What Caregivers Should Know

Hey, everyone! Last week was another difficult one. We lost another Cushing’s survivor. I made a tribute to him on my Crush Cushing’s Facebook Page after someone close to him told me he wanted all of us to continue fighting for awareness. So, in his honor, I dedicate this post to…

Dealing with Misdiagnoses

Hey, everyone! I asked my Instagram (Crush Cushing’s) followers which topics I should cover this week. So many of you responded, so thank you for that! The most-mentioned topic? Misdiagnosis. There are a lot of unfortunate realities about Cushing’s, one being misdiagnosis. This isn’t the type of misdiagnosis where…