Newly Diagnosed: You Are Not Alone on Your Journey
Whether you are a patient or a caregiver, it’s important to remember that you are not alone on this journey with Cushing’s and that others have been in your shoes. Here’s a collection of some of our columnists’ words that they would like to share to help guide, inspire, and encourage you.
How I Dealt with Cushing’s Disease Before, During, and After Diagnosis
Columnist Catarina Louro-Matos felt like a huge weight was lifted off her shoulders when she received her Cushing’s disease diagnosis, because suddenly the things that were happening to her made more sense. She found herself becoming a more positive person after her diagnosis.
Finding Love for My Ugly Disease
Columnist Vanessa Nguyen says she had to dig deep to love herself when she was sick with Cushing’s disease. Today, she still sees the scars that the disease left, but they are reminders that she is strong and she is a survivor.
A Letter to My Newly Diagnosed Self
Columnist Kat Rees writes a letter to her younger self about being diagnosed with Cushing’s. This therapeutic process helped her process some of the painful thoughts she still has years after recovery.
Becoming a ‘Cushie’ and Taking the First Step in My Healing Journey
Kat discusses some of the symptoms she experienced before being diagnosed with Cushing’s disease. A referral to an endocrinologist was the start of her healing journey.