Tag: Cushing’s

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 23

Giving Thanks, Day 6: October 23, 2017

  Today I am thankful for naps, even longer than those on the chart above.  Ever since my Cushing’s days in the early 1980’s, I’ve needed long daily naps – like 3 hours each – to get through the day. My endo says I’d have more energy if I took more Cortef, but when I …

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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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May 25


Next week I’m going to a conference in Nashville for one of my jobs.  The last time – actually the only other time – I was there, it was for a Cushing’s Conference. There are two albums of photos on Facebook from that conference.  Part one and Part two (Duh!) It makes me sad just …

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Feb 15

Little Free Library

  So far, Tom has filled in the cracks that appeared during shipping and has sanded everything down, getting ready for painting.   We’ve decided on a bright blue to match my car and a yellow roof (to make it Cushing’s colors!)   I’ve ordered stamps for the insides of the books, pencils with our …

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May 09

NED for 9 years!

  NED stands for No Evidence of Disease   Amazing! It’s Been 9 Years, Already.   Today is the Ninth Anniversary of my kidney cancer surgery.  These nine years have been bonus years for me.  What were the odds I’d get kidney cancer? According to my “risk factors”, I “should” have had colon cancer because …

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