Week of February 26 2017
Personal Stories - MaryO
Sunday Feb 26
Life changed for me in 1983.
At first I noticed I'd stopped having my periods and, of course, I thought I was pregnant. I went to my Gynecologist who had no explanation. Lots of women lose their periods for a variety of reasons so no one thought that this was really significant.
Then I got really tired, overly tired. I would take my son to a half hour Choir rehearsal and could not stay awake for the whole time. I would lie down in the back of the van, set an alarm and sleep for the 30 minutes.
Read more at http://www.cushings-info.com/index.php?title=Personal_Stories_-_MaryO
Medical Therapies in Cushing’s Syndrome
Sunday Feb 26
Medical therapy has an important, albeit secondary, role in patients with Cushing’s syndrome. While medications are not currently used as definitive therapy of this condition, they can be very effective in controlling hypercortisolism in patients who fail surgery, those who are not surgical candidates, or those whose tumor location is unknown. Medical therapies can be particularly helpful to control hypercortisolism in patients with Cushing’s disease who underwent radiation therapy and are awaiting its salutary effects.
Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2016/12/04/medical-therapies-in-cushings-syndrome/
Patchy rain possible
Add or update Your Bio
Tuesday Feb 28
The Add Your Bio form has been updated so that it no longer requires Flash. Your information will help others.
I would like to add that if anyone would like to do something for the Cushing's Awareness Challenge but you don't have (or want to have) a blog, why not consider adding your bio to the website this month?
More info at http://www.cushings-help.com/forms/bio.htm
Moderate rain at times
Help Yourself, Part 1
Wednesday Mar 1
Tips for living with Cushing's - before, during and after treatment. Please feel free to add your own tips here!
Cushing’s disease may sometimes make you feel that your life is out of your control. But there are some general things you can do to help take back control.
For specific tips such as Getting Medical Attention for an Adrenal Crisis or how to make an Emergency Kit, please see Helpful Hints
Read more at http://www.cushings-info.com/index.php?title=Help_Yourself,_Part_1
Thursday Mar 2
$10 from every item sold on this page will be donated to help raise awareness for Cushing’s Disease through the work of the Cushings Help family of websites. For nearly 16 years we have provided information, support, RSS feeds, news, and education for people with Cushing's or other endocrine problems, their friends and families. Cushing's syndrome is a hormonal disorder caused by prolonged exposure of the body's tissues to high levels of cortisol.
View all the items here: https://www.bravelets.com/bravepage/cushing-s-help-and-support
Friday Mar 3
In simple terms, Adrenal Insufficiency occurs when the body does not have enough cortisol in it. You see, cortisol is life sustaining and we actually do need cortisol to survive. You have probably seen the commercials about 'getting rid of extra belly fat' by lowering your cortisol. These advertisements make it hard for people to actually understand the importance of the function of cortisol.
Read more at http://www.cushings-info.com/index.php?title=Adrenal_Insufficiency
Saturday Mar 4
After your physicians have determined that it is reasonably safe to discharge you from the hospital following transsphenoidal pituitary surgery there are a number of important situations that may arise. Most people feel well after discharge. However, you should be aware of these possible problems, just in case. The following general guidelines are provided to promote your health and safety.
Headache, facial, and sinus pain are not uncommon following pituitary surgery. As you may have noted, the pain and discomfort typically improve on a daily basis following surgery. If you should experience a worsening of your pain or discomfort, please contact your neurosurgeon immediately.
Read more at http://www.cushings-info.com/index.php?title=Pituitary_Post-Op