Category: Memories

Nov 11

Giving Thanks, Day 25: November 11, 2017

Giving thanks to our Veterans today   I’m not sure how Veterans Day turned into a Friday holiday and a day to sell stuff, but then, most every holiday has turned into a day for stores to run “sales”.  Possibly, the original intent was to give our veterans a break but it has sure morphed …

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Nov 09

Giving Thanks, Day 23: November 9, 2017

I know I missed a couple posts but today’s is most important, so I’ll go back and get the others…later   Today I am so thankful that I had my best friend, my “sister” for so many years.  We shared so much together, good times, bad times, birthdays, secrets, hackers, PITAs. Last year, I happened to …

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Nov 03

Giving Thanks, Day 17: November 3, 2017

  Today is the 30th anniversary of my pituitary surgery at NIH. As one can imagine, it hasn’t been all happiness and light.  Most of my journey has been documented here and on the message boards – and elsewhere around the web. My Cushing’s has been in remission for most of these 30 years.  Due …

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Nov 02

Giving Thanks, Day 16: November 2, 2017

I am thankful, believe it or not, that I had Cushing’s. Mind you, I wouldn’t want to have it now, although diagnoses and surgeries seem “easier” now.   Having Cushing’s taught me a lot, including how to stick up for myself, how to read medical books to learn more about my disease, how to do …

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Nov 01

Giving Thanks, Day 15: November 1, 2017

I hope I’m not jinxing myself but today I am thankful that I haven’t had any migraines for a while.   It’s not “just” not having migraines, but the fact that, should I get one, there’s nothing I can do about them anymore.   I used to get migraines quite often, a hormone thing probably. …

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Oct 29

Giving Thanks, Day 12: October 29, 2017

  Today I am thankful for my church choir.  Today the “low voice choir” formerly the Men’s Choir will be singing this:     I’ve had a long history with singing from the time I was a kid singing in the choir at my Dad’s church in Springfield, Mass.   In High School we had …

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Oct 25

Giving Thanks, Day 8: October 25, 2017

  TiVo. I love that I can fast forward through commercials and have all my favorite shows waiting for me when I lie down on the sofa (and fall asleep!) I probably wouldn’t have gotten one of these when we did but our son got us one for Christmas many years ago. He had it …

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Oct 21

Giving Thanks, Day 4: October 21, 2017

  I am so thankful for all my doctors but today I am thankful for Dr. Amir Al-Juburi who saved my life by removing my kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma).   In 2006 I picked up my husband for a biopsy and took him to an outpatient surgical center. While I was there waiting for …

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Oct 20

Giving Thanks, Day 3: October 20, 2017

  Today, I’m thankful for my “Cushie Car”. Since I started attending Cushing’s events, I’ve always tried to rent a PT Cruiser. There’s just been something about them that I liked. A couple years ago, after my son was out of school, I was getting tired of driving the Mom-Carpool-Van everywhere. I think my mom …

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Oct 19

Giving Thanks, Day 2: October 19, 2017

Today I am hugely thankful that the last major issue we had here was in 2013 when Tom had his heart attack.  That event caused me to start a whole new blog to post about our experiences.     Adapted from https://maryomedical.com/2013/02/08/the-beginning/   January 27, 2013 was our 40th anniversary.  DH called me and said he …

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