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Health/Life Update

With so much going on the last few months, this blog has been severely neglected. Events in the last week or so have inspired me to be better about blogging.

For those of you who don't know, possibly the biggest news in my life recently is....

I GOT INTO SCHOOL! I will be going to school in Maine to finish my biology degree and then continue onto medical school. I couldn't be happier about getting in. I have felt like most aspects of my life recently have been out of my control. I don't feel like I am where I thought I would be when I started this journey, now many years later, I was forced to move back in with my mom due to financial reasons, I'm not exactly thrilled with my job situation, I miss having friends around (I have no social life whatsoever...) and I feel like all of these things are finally starting to turn around with this little glimmer of future coming my way!

In other exciting news, I have some upcoming appointments. I've been at a standstill…

Cushing's and Death

Today I logged onto the Cushing's Support Facebook group and heard some horrible news. A fellow Cushie from our community had lost her battle with Cushing's. Sarah was 28 years old, and has had two pituitary surgeries to attempt to cure her of this horrendous disease. Story sounds familiar, right? She posted on Saturday in our group begging for help, her doctors weren't listening to her when she said she still felt sick and that something was wrong. Days later, she is gone.

I have spent the past half hour in shock. I'm devastated for her lost life and her family's loss, I'm angry at her doctors for not listening, I'm frustrated with the medical community as a whole for not taking this FATAL disease more seriously, and I'm relieved, because it wasn't me. I feel guilty for feeling that, but it could've SO EASILY been me at this exact time last year. After my two pituitary surgeries, my illness and complications grew exponentially. I was g…