Oblogatory Post: An Annual Update that coincides with Cushing’s Awareness Day

  Ahhh, where do I start? And how do people blog on a consistent basis? For the better part of the last year, I'd forgotten that I have a blog, and within the last week was viewing a friend's blog on WordPress, and aha! remembered I have one too. Although, said friend is traveling in... Continue Reading →


Happy Cushing’s Awareness Day!

It's been a year since I wrote anything on this blog, and to quote The Beatles, "Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on brah". Today just so happens to be "Cushing's Awareness Day," which gives "Velociraptor Awareness Day", "National Hairball Awareness Day", "Sweet Potato Awareness Month" and "Workplace Politics Awareness Month" a run for their monies. Today is... Continue Reading →

What Would Harvey Cushing Do?

My name is Laura, and I AM the face of Cushing’s. Or at least one of many. Today, April 8th, isn't just another Wednesday, or “Hump Day” as some people call it. Today (and every April 8th) is Cushing’s Disease Awareness Day. Cushing’s came about as a diagnosis in 1932, and was discovered by a neurosurgeon... Continue Reading →

Blogging for Cushing’s Awareness

For those of us caught up in the world of Cushing’s shenanigans, April is a month to blog about awareness. A seemingly rare disease, but perhaps it’s just not diagnosed as much as it ought to be, Cushing’s Disease can be fatal if it goes untreated. It sometimes takes years to get a correct diagnosis,... Continue Reading →

6 Months Post-Op & the 2k14 Philly Marathon

Today marks 6 months since I had my adrenal glands removed. The results? Nothing crazy so far. Have I dropped tons of weight? Nope. Am I feeling better? For the most part. Has my skin turned orange yet? Nah. There's something called Nelson's Syndrome that affects a small percentage of people who have had their... Continue Reading →

Who Doesn’t Love a Good Petition?

Hello again. It was recently brought to my attention that there is something floating out there on the interwebs that could possibly one day save my life, or the life of someone like me. I, along with several other people, lack adrenal glands (or have adrenal insufficiency) and those glands are crucial to one's survival.... Continue Reading →

Kicking It Without Cushing’s

Because to be Kicking it With Cushing's, well: So that's what I think I'm doing, and have no reason to believe otherwise...I had a follow-up with my endo down in SoFlo this past June 16th, and he said so far, so good. A couple months later, I had some labs drawn for him on September... Continue Reading →

Kicking Cushing’s to the Curb

It's now a thing of my past, so I'll probably have to change the title of my blog someday in the near future. I no longer have that horrid disease that did a pretty bang up job of controlling my life for over 3 years. I'm almost 2 weeks out from having my adrenal glands... Continue Reading →

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