So Long, Kidney Party Hats!

Well, they're officially off of my kidneys and out of my life. My adrenal glands, that is. Before heading up to Oh-Oh-Oh-Ohio, some of my lovely friends back home threw a going away dinner for me, wherein they got me an awesome cake: It read, "Time for you to push that Cush - we love... Continue Reading →


Happy Belated Birthday, Harvey!

April 8th  was a day to celebrate Cushing's awareness, a disease/condition/syndrome so aptly named after the man who "discovered" it, Dr. Harvey Cushing. I toasted him around 1pm on that day, with a refreshing glass of cherry lime sangria at a lovely place in DC, while there on vacation. I should have done something to... Continue Reading →

Just My Luck!

I started 2014 thinking that it would be "The Year Of No Complaints" for me. So far, it's pretty much panned out that way, but my only real complaint stems from this elephant in the room / on my stomach that is Cushing's Disease. It just won't seem to leave my life in a timely... Continue Reading →

The Gland Finale

You may or may not have noticed, but I haven't been active on the blogosphere for nearly a year. It's been an eventful year, to say the least, but the best part is yet to come. I continue to battle with Cushing's Disease, and in fact, my symptoms have worsened during my inactive time. On... Continue Reading →

Compassionate Consumption

If you know me at all, and even if you don't, you'll know that I am a sucker for a good documentary. I am a horrible movie watcher, but put a documentary on, and I'm hooked for the duration of the doc, and probably even for the length of another one. Especially if it deals... Continue Reading →

The Perks of Being A Cushingoid

What a strange term to call someone, but that's in reference to the disease I have. However, I do not like to refer to myself as my disease's name, so you can still just call me Laura. But around the medical offices, they refer to patients like myself as being "Cushingoid" really nice doctor I... Continue Reading →

Think Pink!…Floyd Laser Light Show…

...on my brain. That's what this "stereotactic radiosurgery" business sounds like to me (give it a google, it's rather futuristic). This foreign sounding term is the next surgery I will most likely have to have on my cranium, most likely in February 2013. It's "bloodless brain surgery", in an outpatient manner. It's the second line... Continue Reading →

With the holidays upon us, it is only appropriate that we all don our gay apparel. I personally own holiday attire for many occasions, starting with a lovely Halloween vest, a nicer Autumn sweater, 2 Christmas sweaters, and a New Year’s vest. The more embroidered/embellished, the better, in my opinion. There is a “tacky sweater”... Continue Reading →

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