Friday, October 24, 2008
I've had a lot of questions from people regarding what Cushings is. I'm still overwhelmed by everything and trying to figure it out myself, but I thought I'd provide a few links to some great blogs so you can read through them and see for yourself what this is.
It's a horrible, horrible, horrible disease and it's very under-diagnosed. It frustrates me that so many "Cushies" have been dismissed for YEARS by medical professionals until they finally found one that would listen to them. I had the same experience (being dismissed by doctors as just "fat"), but thank GOD I found a doctor early enough who listened to me and tested me for this. It could be much worse. I've been trying to leave Nashville for years, and keep coming back - now I know one of the reasons why. I'm right where I'm supposed to be, when I'm supposed to be there. And have a great doctor that is working with me to get me healthy again. Proud to be a Vandy fan even more so now!
So, here are some blogs for more information on this. And please, please, please - if you KNOW something is wrong with you, I encourage you to not take no for an answer. Seek as many opinions as necessary and get the help you need. It's ridiculous that we have to do that, but it will ultimately save your life one day!
Also, I love this quote. “Genetics and runaway appetite are not the only causes of obesity. Sometimes, your own body can turn against you in ways you never thought possible.” ~Science of Obesity