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Cushing's Awareness Challenge

Cushing's Awareness Day is coming up on April 8th, and through the month of April, I am going to be one of many "Cushies" blogging every day in April.  I'm excited!  If you are also someone with or formerly with Cushing's, and want more info on the challenge, click on this button in the side bar. See you in a few days!


I saw an ear, nose an throat doc today at Mass Eye and Ear, to see if we can figure out why I couldn't breathe last month. He had a little scope that went up my nose and down my throat ( not so pleasant) and we all got to see my airway and vocal cords. Immediately we could see that it looked very crowded in there. I had my tonsils and adenoids out when I was little, but I learned today we have another set of lingual tonsils at the base of the tongue. Mine were pretty huge. Unfortunately, it's not an easy or safe surgery to remove them. I am going to have a sleep study to see if I have difficulty breathing while sleeping, and a barium swallow, which will show of it is interfering with my ability to swallow. I swear, if I didn't know better, I would think my body was trying to kill itself! Next appointments include Allergy/rheumatology and an endocrine visit. Wish me luck!