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No good news yet...

So I'm not doing the clinical trial.  My midnight salivary tests have been too low to qualify me for it.  Everything else was there, I just needed 1 high but my body was not cooperative, as usual.

I go back on May 10th to see what we're going to do next.

In other news, I've developed another symptom.  I noticed at work last week that my forearms were covered in tiny red dots.  They didn't blanch, so I asked one of the doctors I work with about them.  She said they were petechiae, which is little burst capillaries under the skin, and told me to call my doctor ASAP so they can run some tests.  I went the next day to my PCP's office, and the doctor there was great.  He was very interested in my whole Cushing's journey, and agreed with the doctor from work that they were petechiae and ran some tests.  My blood counts were good, (they look for low platelets or other abnormal counts) and I found out today that I don't have vasculitis, which is an autoimmune disea…

Cushing's Awareness Day!

Today is Harvey Cushing's birthday, which means it's Cushing's Awareness Day!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Williams_Cushing

Hopefully someday soon I will be a Cushing's SURVIVOR instead of a Cushing's patient.