Saturday, January 31, 2009

Cushing's Alerts 1/31/09

Cushing's & Cancer: Dr Ted Friedman's First Interview Archive
By MaryO
Because I had very little support for my symptoms, diagnosis and surgery, I decided to try to make things a little better for other patients and started a support site called Cushing's Help and Support in 2000. ...
Cushing's & Cancer - http://cushingshelp.blogspot.com/

Cushing's Family
By judycolby
While talking about whether Cushing's could be inherited he mentioned Carney Complex & MEN1 or the fact that children inherit their parents' genes. So this morning doing papers, I kept running it all around in my mind. ...
Cushing's Family - http://judcol.blogspot.com/

Cushie Blogger
By MaryO
Dr. Friedman was guest speaker on Cushings-Help BlogTalkRadio Show - Dr. Ted Friedman, an e-patient advocate, vibrantly answered a boatload of questions on the Cushings Help BlogTalkRadio show on January 29. He discussed eve. ...
Cushie Blogger - http://cushie-blogger.blogspot.com/

OK I have a problem LOL - Low Carb Friends
Gallery: lowcarb0rbustmypants. Stats: 421.6(pre Cushing's surgery)/373.4/200. WOE: chew and swallow down the throathole. Good luck to everyone over the weekend. Treat it like any other day, y'all! lowcarb0rbustmypants is online now ...
Low Carb Friends - http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/

Friday, January 30, 2009

Dr. Friedman's interview on iTunes podcast http://ping.fm/2OYhS or search iTunes for "cushings"
It's the last day to register for Magic Foundation Conference, including Cushing's and Growth Hormone Issues http://ping.fm/BZR94

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Dr Friedman's interview: http://ping.fm/zsFtn on iTunes tomorrow
Tonight 8:30pm ET! Dr Ted Friedman (Dr. F.) answers your questions: Cushing's Thyroid and more! http://ping.fm/CarGK

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Cushing's Alerts

ACTH and Cortisol - Cushing's Help and Support Boards
Hello This is my second round with cushings, after one failed pituitary surgery I am now having a recurrence. This time it is much different and my symptoms are not as severe. I went and had a 5 day testing work up done, ...
From the Cushing's Help and Support... - http://cushings.invisionzone.com/index.php

can anyone tell me ... - Low Carb Friends
Stats: 421.6(pre Cushing's surgery)/375.4/200. WOE: chew and swallow down the throathole. Low Carb Examiner: Want supple low-carb buns? Oopsie rolls are induction friendly and gluten-free. One of my weaknesses is the Wendy's Baconator ...
Low Carb Friends - http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/

My lab has diabetes insipidus, what are the side effects of ...
Hyperadrenocorticism, also called Cushing's disease, a condition of overactive adrenal glands. Pyelonephritis, an infection of the kidneys. Hypokalemia (low potassium levels in the blood). Hypoadrenocorticism, also called Addison's ...
Ask The Nurse Expert - http://askthenurseexpert.com/

Monday, January 26, 2009

Pituitary Alerts

The 5: CAUTION: Not for the faint at heart...
By KCaldwellmom
Pituitary adenomas are tumors that occur in the pituitary gland, and account for about 10% of intracranial neoplasms. They often remain undiagnosed, and small pituitary tumors have an estimated prevalence of 16.7%. ...
The 5 - http://kcaldwellmom.blogspot.com/

Life and Style | The Independent UK - Acromegaly: My DIY diagnosis
By Life and Style | The Independent UK
Acromegaly is caused by a non-cancerous tumour of the pituitary, causing excess growth hormone. If developed in teenage years, it's called gigantism. Acromegaly is the same condition but forming in adulthood, ...
Life and Style | The Independent UK - http://lifeandstyle.independentminds.livejournal.com/

Beat The Cancer: Brain / CNS Tumors in Adults
By mydanose
The growth of tumors in or near the pituitary or hypothalamus, as well as surgery and/or radiation therapy in this area, can interfere with these functions. Consequently, a person may have low levels of one or more hormones and may need ...
Beat The Cancer - http://beatthecancer.blogspot.com/

Cause of Hypothyroidism | Wish Everyone Good Health.
Hypothalamic-pituitary disorders can also instigate hypothyroidism. A person with a perfectly working thyroid gland but defective pituitary gland can suffer from hypothyroidism. When the pituitary gland of a person ...
Wish Everyone Good Health. - http://www.thaimarathon.com/

Cushing's Family
By judycolby
New York Times Article on Pituitary Tumors - at http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/pituitary-tumor/overview.html?scp=1&sq=pituitary%20tumours&st=cse A pituitary tumor is an abnormal gro... 1 day ago. my not-so-fabulous life ...
Cushing's Family - http://judcol.blogspot.com/

Alerts - 1 dog

Expanding Consanguinities: It's Much Deeper Than That
By uıןɥƃnɐן ɐןɹɐp
I also have to include the story in my explanation to friends and family and the like of how I came to learn of my brain tumor and being diagnosed with Cushing's Disease, etc. Well it has become too difficult to continue on this way. ...
Expanding Consanguinities - http://laughlinsexcons.blogspot.com/

Trying to get diagnosed...... - Cushing's Help and Support Boards
I've not yet been diagnosed with Cushing's but have suspected it for some time because I had all the symptoms except the tumor. Well, now I have the tumor so I suspect I may be right. Can someone answer me to see if this sounds like you ...
From the Cushing's Help and Support... - http://cushings.invisionzone.com/index.php

Pharmacovigilance: Topical Anesthetics
By MD
Varenicline-Associated Acute Renal Failure · Cushing's Syndrome Induced by Misuse of Moderate- ... Rash Associated with Pregabalin Use · Syndrome of Inappropriate Secretion of Antidiureti... Innohep (tinzaparin sodium injection) ...
Pharmacovigilance - http://drugsafetyupdates.blogspot.com/

Veterinary Musings: More on Molly
By AnimalDoctor
The results of Molly's Low Dose Dexamethasone Suppression test came back and there's no doubt that she has Cushing's disease. From the results, we were also able to determine that Molly has the type of Cushing's caused ...
Veterinary Musings - http://veterinarymusings.blogspot.com/

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Cushing's Alert

Test-Impared Glucose tolerance for PCOS.? | Sensilun
High cortisol levels can indicate Cushing's syndrome–another endocrine system disorder that shares many symptoms with PCOS. Sometimes Cushing's gets misdiagnosed as PCOS because PCOS is much more common. References : ...
Sensilun - http://sensilun.com/

Women’s Health » Hypertension Causes
Some possible hypertension causes include Cushing's syndrome, hyperthyroidism, and kidney disease. This eMedTV segment lists other causes and explains how certain risk factors, like diabetes, can increase a person's chances of ...
Women's Health - http://ladyspark.cn/

Cushie Blogger: Cushing's Awareness Day Auction
By MaryO
Ami wrote7: At this time any costs for the operations of http://www.cushings-help.com that exceed donations are paid for out of Mary's own pocket. Let's have some fun and raise some funds to support http://www.cushings-help.com while Mary is moving it toward ...
Cushie Blogger - http://cushie-blogger.blogspot.com/

Friday, January 23, 2009

Cushing's Awareness Day Auction

5lousybucks Ami  wrote: At this time any costs for the operations of cushings-help.com that exceed donations are paid for out of Mary's own pocket. Let's have some fun and raise some funds to support Cushings-help.com while Mary is moving it toward status as a non-profit. Remember: donations made at this time are NOT tax deductible. I don't know about you, but I cannot put a value on what the support boards there have given to me.

I am drafting YOU. Yes you... you know who you are... to offer an item that you have made or loved or just something fun that you are willing to give away in the name of showing some love to Cushings-help.com and to MaryO. You must be willing to post/send any prize donation directly to the recipient.

I will take donations of both "prizes" and money up until April 7th. On April 8th, which is Cushing's Awareness day, On April 8th we will use a random number generator to pick "winners" of the donations.

Members of this community are artists, quilters, jewelry makers, sewers, gluers, shoppers, readers. If you think someone else would like to have it, DONATE IT.

I'm talking that coffee mug that says "I used to care but now I take a pill for that" or a crocheted afghan that your Aunt Nelly made that clashes with your living room. OR what about that half finished project? DONATE IT. Endoscopic pictures of your surgical site? Sure... DONATE IT. (No donations of NJ sized boogers. PLease... I draw the line at bodily fluids.)

Either post a picture of your donation to this thread or you can send me a message and I will give you my e-mail address and post it for you.

How are you going to win? You're going to donate FIVE LOUSY BUCKS to this website. That's less then a large latte costs. You will note on your donation that it is FIVE LOUSY BUCKS to support MaryO and all she has done for us. For each FIVE LOUSY BUCKS you will get one chance at a prize. That's right... you can donate MORE if you want to. Imagine that? TEN LOUSY BUCKS will get you two chances, TWENTY LOUSY BUCKS will get you FOUR chances... you get the idea :)

Donate by PayPal or send it Snail Mail. You can find link and address here: http://www.cushings-help.com/support.htm

We are going to have some fun and raise some funds... COME ON BOYS AND GIRLS!!!

(fine print: if you really want at a chance at winning without donating you can send a 3x5 card with your name, address, e-mail and phone number on it to MaryO's snail mail address also found on the donation page. One entry per envelope per day... of course the really fine print is that FIRST WE NEED SOME PRIZES!)

I will post more details soon... So far I have a commitment of a donation of a medic alert bracelet from SherryC.

You can also feel free to use this space to brainstorm about ideas for donations. Everyone who donates a prize will receive one free chance to win a prize themselves. OMG! You might win your own prize!!! Make it a good one :D

(do you own or know a business that might be willing to provide something? Let us know!)

P.S. I will be having my first pituitary surgery this coming Tuesday, Jan. 27th, so I may be absent for a few days or more. If you write to me at that time and I don't get back to you right away that's likely why....

MaryO'Note:  Thanks, Ami!  You can discuss this on the message boards or on Facebook, if you wish.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

13 minutes until interview with Arubiana: http://ping.fm/CarGK

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Latest Cushing's Newsletter (1/21/09) http://ping.fm/zUQGE

Alert for today

Another Day in the Life of a Train Wreck: MRI report is back!
By Gracie
That cuts the feedback loop and stops the excess cortisol that is causing Cushing's. There are "complications" associated with this surgery as well, but they are more favorable to me. If you still have tumor on/in the ...
Another Day in the Life of a Train Wreck - http://adayinthelifeofatrainwreck.blogspot.com/

Monday, January 19, 2009

Cushing's Audio: Why Not Give it a Try? It's a Cinch! at http://ping.fm/FWnnb
Robin has another wonderful post. Read or comment here: http://ping.fm/EByvC
The date of Dr Ted Friedman's interview has changed! It will now be January 29, 2009 at 8:30PM eastern. Listen live or to the archive.

Cushing's Alerts - 1/19/09

survive the journey: Healthcare: Is it really about me, the patient?
Mary O'Conner had Cushing's in the 80's with no support whatsoever; she had no help or information other than what she gleaned at her library. Thanks to her hard work and dedication, she founded the cushings-help.com website and message ...
survive the journey - http://survivethejourney.blogspot.com/

Cecilia J. the Vet: Dogs
By Cecilia J.
Dogs lose hair because of a gland disease like Cushing's disease and pseudo Cushing's disease. The disease makes dogs have muscle wasting, weakness, and of coarse, hair loss. Test your dog for Cushing's, and have him treated immediately ...
Cecilia J. the Vet - http://ceciliajthevet.blogspot.com/

Bactrim suspect death lawsuit to proceed vs NBC: Ezeli bactrim ...
By Seachy
That can cause Cushing's syndrome, in which you can gain weight in your upper body and develop hypertension, bruising, weakness, depression, acne, and excess hair growth. For adults and adolescents infected with human Ear ringing toprol ...
Bactrim suspect death lawsuit... - http://bactrim-bactrim.blogspot.com/

Herding Zebras: From My Email
By Robin
Cushing's can affect any family, any age, any race. If you don't have Cushing's OR cancer, consider yourself blessed. If you don't have Cushing's AND cancer - wow, you're lucky. If you have both - welcome to my life. ...
Herding Zebras - http://herdingzebras.blogspot.com/

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Today's Alert

Cushing's Family
By judycolby
At the request of many friends, Cushing's allies, and far away family members, I'm posting some photos of me pregnant with my little peanut pu... 5 months ago. There must be some fun in the middle of chaos - I take photos ...
Cushing's Family - http://judcol.blogspot.com/

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Pituitary Alerts

Brain Injuries Can Create Pituitary Gland Problems :: Chicago ...
Brain Injuries Can Create Pituitary Gland Problems :: Chicago Brain Injury Lawyer Blog.
Chicago Brain Injury Lawyer Blog - http://www.chicagobraininjurylawyerblog.com/

Cushie Blogger
By MaryO
Webcast: Management of Pituitary Adenomas at http:... Based on last blog post about Addison's Disease - ... Started exercising a little on the WiiFit. Taking... First Cushing's Alerts for 2009 · Great post (Thanks, Robin! ...
Cushie Blogger - http://cushie-blogger.blogspot.com/

Do you think you have Cushing’s? » My Battle With Cushing’s Syndrome
Cushing’s disease: there is a tumor on the pituitary gland caused by the adrenal gland producing excess amounts of cortisol, which leads to excess amounts of ACTH released from the pituitary gland. - Cushing’s syndrome: there is a tumor ...
My Battle With Cushing's Syndrome - http://www.mybattlewithcushings.com/

Herding Zebras

Herding Zebras: Do you think you have Cushing’s?
By Robin
And if a patient complains of abnormal symptoms, then it’s the doctor’s responsibility to do what’s medically necessary to get to the root of the problem. To continue reading this post, please visit my battle with cushing's. ...
Herding Zebras - http://herdingzebras.blogspot.com/

Friday, January 16, 2009

140 Health Care Uses for Twitter http://ping.fm/c4aqC
Cushing's group on Twitter: http://ping.fm/8QdvD

Robin Does SO Much For Us...

...and for Cushing's Awareness. Time to give back!

Please vote for Robin (staticnrg) in the The 2008 Medical Weblog Awards.

Choose her blog "Survive the Journey" at http://ping.fm/7rGtd

Returning to TV January 19 - Hypopituitarism: The girl who couldn't wake up http://ping.fm/xRZxa

2 People with Cushing's, one dog

Pituitary Chat Friends - Radiation?
It is a long, long story, but the short of it was that I was diagnosed with cushings disease in 2002. I didn't have surgery until 2004, due to "differences" within the endocrine community about my diagnosis (long story... ). ...
Pituitary Chat Friends - http://pituitarychatfriends.multiply.com/

PCOS + Short Stature = Cushings? - Cushing's Help and Support Boards
I don't know if short stature has anything to do with it, but it is possible to have had Cushing's for a long time without it progressing drastically. Many people here on the boards have had it for years, and one woman was determined to ...
From the Cushing's Help and Support... - http://cushings.invisionzone.com/index.php

Nancy Sellin
By Nancy
I am wondering if anyone knows anything about treatment for Cushing's Disease in dogs. I have a 13-year-old Shih-Tzu who seems to be displaying all the symptoms of the disease. My vet seems to concur that it might be that, ...
Nancy Sellin - http://nancysellin.blogspot.com/

So glad to have power again, phone service again and heat coming back!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Cushing's Alerts

Cushie Blogger
By MaryO
We are a group of Cushing's patients, family members and friends, who are members of the Cushing's Help and Support Message Boards. We don't always write about Cushing's because we have varied and interesting lives but the syndrome is ...
Cushie Blogger - http://cushie-blogger.blogspot.com/

Ready Go: Battling Endometriosis: I may need to change the name of ...
By ReadyGo
So far, all of my tests have been Cushing's positive except for one, and it turns out I may have done that test incorrectly. So, because Cushing's is progressive disease, and the tumor will continue to grow and cause ...
Ready Go: Battling Endometriosis - http://thebattlecontinues.blogspot.com/

Depression Forum: Might not be all in my head - DailyStrength
Cushings Disease. This disease could be why I am not responding well to antidepressants and other treatments. That is not saying I do not have a part in the depression. I am just saying it may not be all in my head. ...
Depression Forum - DailyStrength - http://dailystrength.org/c/Depression/forum

latestgroove.com: WE NEED YOUR HELP
By theempty
Another month of constant testing for Cushing's Syndrome her Endocrinologist called us on December 28th, 2007, informing us that Haven would now be handed over to Pediatric Oncology as she has Ganglioneuroblastoma Cancer. ...
latestgroove.com - http://www.latestgroove.com/

Honey, not tonight » My Battle With Cushing’s Syndrome
A Blog Chronicling the Journey of a Cushing’s Survivor.
My Battle With Cushing's Syndrome - http://www.mybattlewithcushings.com/

Thanks to Robin, I just made a Twitter Group at http://ping.fm/8QdvD for our Cushings group.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Blog competition has been extended. Haven't voted yet? You still have a chance votehttp://ping.fm/2lRbQ

Blog Competition is Extended

Please vote!

The deadline for voting is extended until January 31

We've received numerous requests from bloggers who did not hear about the competition until after the holidays to allow their readers a bit more time to vote. We've therefore decided to extend the deadline to give everyone a fair chance to get votes and ensure that the Peoples’ voice is heard. The new deadline will be Saturday, January 31 at midnight Pacific time.

The race for the top 10 spots is picking up fast. After going back and forth during the week, the top two positions are again held by Mary O and See Kim W, whose passionate blog readers have taken the time to click on the "Vote for Me" badges on their blogs and respond to their posts asking for support.  Christine G literally zoomed from behind to take third place. She tells us she was touched by the response of her readers to the competition.

Vote for MaryO's blog here: http://www.wellsphere.com/voteBlogger.s?bloggerId=96746

PHBA Help CushingsHelp Win!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Cushing's board system admin says "We are working to bring the server back online ASAP."
The Cushing's boards seem to be down at the moment. Hopefully back soon!

Cushing's and Adrenal Alerts

Violin Madness: More news.
By stoptheviolins
Two years ago I was diagnosed with Cushing's Disease, a disease caused my a rare type of brain tumor. I had brain surgery to remove the tumor and both adrenal glands removed, and I am still recovering from the effects of ...
Violin Madness - http://violinmadness.blogspot.com/

Addison's Help: Adrenal Alerts
By MaryO
Cushing's & Cancer: Medical PBL: Examination of a Cushing's By MaryO. In 2006, I was also diagnosed with kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma). My left kidney and adrenal gland were removed. Having an adrenal gland removed complicates my ...
Addison's Help - http://addisonshelp.blogspot.com/

Monday, January 12, 2009

Adrenal, Cushing's Alerts

Medical Blog » Blog Archive » Adrenal Crisis
Too rapid withdrawal of exogenous steroid may precipitate adrenal crisis, or sudden stress may induce cortisol requirements in excess of the adrenal glands’ ability to respond immediately. In acute illness, a normal cortisol level may ...
Medical Blog - http://odlarmed.com/

Cushing's Family
By judycolby
All that to say that taking my B12 helps me cope so much better with the rest of the family having Cushing's. It lifts the depression quite a bit. Well, I would suppose that the lack of B12 causes most of the depression, ...
Cushing's Family - http://judcol.blogspot.com/

survive the journey: Future Treatment Strategies in Managing ...
With Cushing's disease and incidentalomas, there really aren't any long-term pharmacological treatments. The authors offer hope for SSTR5 analogs within the next few years which will effectively treat the Cushing's. ...
survive the journey - http://survivethejourney.blogspot.com/

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Adrenal and Pituitary Blog Alerts

Are You Suffering From Weight Gain and Fatigue? : Dubai Chronicle
The pituitary produces thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), which stimulates the thyroid to produce T3 and T4. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. ...
Dubai Chronicle - http://www.dubaichronicle.com/

New Book(s) for a New World .org » Evolutionary Psychology and ...
The particular pattern of sounds that he makes enters the female’s head through her ears, is translated into nerve impulses, and bores insidiously into her pituitary… He stimulates her pituitary by means of nerve impulses. ...
New Book(s) for a New World .org - http://www.newbookforanewworld.org/

Family of five plus One in Heaven!!!: MRI Update
By Nikki & family
So we still don't know exactly what is going on but he does have pituitary gland issues. The pituitary cells were empty and is the reason he has poor growth. We awaiting results from a bone age x-ray and lots of blood work to rule out ...
Family of five plus One in Heaven!!! - http://littletotworld.blogspot.com/

Reforming My Mind: Year of Suffering: Overview
By Paul Schafer
Her doctor did an MRI on her brain on January 2nd and found out she could have a Prolactinoma Pituitary Gland Tumor or Pituitary Gland Epidermoid Cyst. This has been hard on us this last week. She might have to have surgery to remove it ...
Reforming My Mind - http://psalm305.blogspot.com/

Cushie Blogger
By MaryO
Addison's Help · A Bit about Thomas Addison - Summarized from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Addison *Thomas Addison* (April, 1793 - June 29, 1860) was a renowned 19th-century English physician ... 1 day ago ...

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Listening to Barbara's interview about pituitary Cushing's on iTunes. You can listen here, too: http://ping.fm/CarGK

Cushing's Alerts, January 10, 2009

O'Connor O'Riginals: The New Year
By MaryO
I'm getting out of the house more, being with people, getting away from talking about Cushing's all the time and working on the computer with websites, news items, blogs and whatnot. So, I'm working more and napping less but I seem to ...
O'Connor O'Riginals - http://oconnororiginals.blogspot.com/

Cushie Blogger
By MaryO
Baby Bump, Nursery, and 32-week Ultrasound visit - Ok. Finally. At the request of many friends, Cushing's allies, and far away family members, I'm posting some photos of me pregnant with my little peanut pu. ...
Cushie Blogger - http://cushie-blogger.blogspot.com/

Cushing's Family
By judycolby
I'm sure he has Cushing's and the AVS will show if he has aldosteronism. If he has both I'm not quite sure what the plan will be. I think about it a lot and try to figure out which the doctors think would be the best, ...
Cushing's Family - http://judcol.blogspot.com/


Medical Blog » Blog Archive » Cushing Syndrome
Similarly, lack of cortisol leading to an adrenal crisis may occur in patients with endogenous Cushing syndrome who have undergone resection of an ACTH-producing or cortisol-producing tumor or who are taking adrenal steroid inhibitors. ...
Medical Blog - http://odlarmed.com/

Friday, January 9, 2009

My techie dog now has a page on Facebook at http://ping.fm/38ljf

Today's Alerts

Cushing's Family
By judycolby
Twice, I've just read (in a certain place) that "I am a professional" and don't have much time to do testing, or whatever for a Cushing's diagnosis. What? Do the rest of us peons have any more time? Know how much time I've spent in ...
Cushing's Family - http://judcol.blogspot.com/

survive the journey: In the News: Lab Acknowledges Problem With ...
Since so many of us with or recovering from Cushing's have very low Vitamin D, this is (oh geez...Cushie brain...word for "impactful"...) weighty. (Does that word work?) Seriously, I had Vitamin D testing done through my local lab and ...
survive the journey - http://survivethejourney.blogspot.com/

Corcept Therapeutics Inc. Release: Trials Show Next-Generation ...
The data confirmed results previously reported from similar studies of CORLUX, Corcept's late-stage GRII receptor antagonist, which the company is evaluating in two ongoing Phase 3 trials for psychotic depression and Cushing's Syndrome. ...
Biospace.com Featured News - http://www.biospace.com/

Health and Fitness: Thymoma
By kazim
Rare associations that have been reported are: acute pericarditis, Addison's disease, agranulocytosis, alopecia areata, ulcerative colitis, Cushing's disease, hemolytic anemia, limbic encephalopathy, myocarditis, nephrotic syndrome, ...
Health and Fitness - http://healthforworld.blogspot.com/

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The 2009 People's Health Blogger Award Competition

Congratulations on being among the 10 highest ranked health blogs in the competition. You are in the running to be the #1 Best Health Blogger! During the past 2 weeks, we've seen quite a competition among the leaders — several of you have taken and retaken the top positions. As of today, MaryO (http://cushingshelp.blogspot.com/) has pulled once again back into the lead, taking over the #1 spot from See Kim W (www.metastaticlivercancer.org). Just behind See Kim is golightly (http://questforakidney.blogspot.com/), who overtook Chev (http://www.fitness102.com) earlier this week to capture the third position.

The vote counts are close, so you still have the opportunity to improve your ranking, and you could even win the competition. Many of you with the most votes are supported by friends who posted the "Vote for Me" badge on their blogs and websites. If you haven't done so already, you might want to ask your friends and colleagues not only to vote for you, but also to post your "Vote for Me" badge on the sidebar of their blogs and websites. Ask your friends to post your badge code, which they can get from your profile page at http://www.wellsphere.com/a-profile/96746 Good luck in the competition!

Just finished an interview with Barbara, a patient of Dr. McCutcheon. Listen here: http://ping.fm/CarGK

Two People, Two Dogs

Where have I been...... - Low Carb Friends
I was diagnosed early last year with Cushing's Disease. I had a tumor removed in April. I honestly do not feel as if I am cured and will be looking into getting a new Endocrinologist very very soon. I've mentally started lowcarb over ...
Low Carb Friends - http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/

Rebound Hounds: Introducing Sophie & Raleigh
By ihearthounds
After Raleigh was surrendered to the shelter, he was diagnosed with Cushing's Disease. The technical term for Cushing’s Disease is hyperadrencorticism (try saying that three times fast!) and it affects humans, dogs, horses, ...
Rebound Hounds - http://reboundhounds.blogspot.com/

The Awareness Warrior Blog: Update & Cushing's Syndrome
By Alexandra {{Awareness Warrior}}
About 2 years back I was un-officially diagnosed with Cushing's Syndrome. My mom, being in the medical field already knew about it, but I just recently looked it up, hoping there was some way to get rid of it. The symptoms of Cushing's ...
The Awareness Warrior Blog - http://awareness-warrior.blogspot.com/

Parents, Kids & Schnoodles - oh my!: Mania Moments of the Week ...
By Parents, Kids & Schnoodles - oh my!
Bud had Cushing's disease and one night after slurping down some spaghetti - I had to try something, he hadn't eaten in two days - he had a hard time breathing and died in my arms. I cried hysterically for almost two hours before ...
Parents, Kids & Schnoodles - oh my! - http://doylemania.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Latest Cushing's Newsletter. Read it at http://ping.fm/SouWA

Cushing's Blogs

Mary's Mindless Musings: Two Good Years, etc.
By mertoo
I'm now 2 yrs post-op pituitary surgery, and I have some disturbing symptoms that I fear (and I HATE to even think this) may be a recurrence of Cushing's. I still feel better than before surgery, but my weight loss has stopped for the ...
Mary's Mindless Musings - http://marysmindlessmusings.blogspot.com/

MCQsOnline - Online Collection of MCQs of Medical PG Entrance ...
By Doctor Bruno
Cushing's syndrome (also called hypercortisolism or hyperadrenocorticism) is an endocrine disorder caused by high levels of cortisol in the blood from a variety of causes, including primary pituitary adenoma (known as Cushing's disease) ...
MCQsOnline - Online Collection... - http://www.mcqsonline.net/

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009

From Robin's Blog...

survive the journey: A novel pituitary tumor transforming gene ...
Although "abnormalities in the signaling and feedback pathways have been demonstrated in pituitary tumors" causing Cushing's Disease and acromegaly, the evidence currently available does not show they are the cause of the tumors. ...
survive the journey - http://survivethejourney.blogspot.com/

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Based on last blog post about Addison's Disease - a new blog (again!) to promote Addison's awareness. http://ping.fm/xQAMV

Friday, January 2, 2009

Started exercising a little on the WiiFit. Taking is slow so I don't burn out too soon again!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

First Cushing's Alerts for 2009

Cushie Blogger
By MaryO
We are a group of Cushing's patients, family members and friends, who are members of the Cushing's Help and Support Message Boards. We don't always write about Cushing's because we have varied and interesting lives but the syndrome is ...
Cushie Blogger - http://cushie-blogger.blogspot.com/

PCOS or Cushings? - Cushing's Help and Support Boards
I'm not sure what tests were done to confirm this, but I'm positive Cushings was not tested for. I'm 35, don't get my periods, have hair loss, heavy hair growth in all the wrong places, am obese, all the classic PCOS symptoms. ...
From the Cushing's Help and Support... - http://cushings.invisionzone.com/index.php

The Cushing's Disease Journey: Happy New Year!
By Lisa
The Cushing's Disease Journey. I've suffered with Cushing's Disease for 20+ years. About Me. My Photo. Lisa. View my complete profile. TwitPics. Blog Archive. ▼ 2008 (17). ▼ December (1). Happy New Year! ► October (3) ...
The Cushing's Disease Journey - http://cushings.blogspot.com/

Symptoms are getting worse!! - PCOS Message Board
So, this past weekend I see a television show that talked about Cushing's. I have all the symptoms! I called my RE and saw him yesterday (12/30). He said it was not probably at all that I had Cushing's but that he would order a low-dose ...
PCOS Message Board - http://www.soulcysters.net/

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