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Cushing's Awareness Challenge - Day 18 - Speaking about Cushing's

Have you ever spoken in front of a group of people about Cushing's?  I'm preparing to go down to Florida, where a very good friend of mine is presenting her final project - ME!  She is in her last year of PA school and has asked me to go down for the presentation.

There are going to be a lot of obstacles to this trip.  First, it is only my second time flying alone and the first time didn't go very well.  Not only am I nervous about going through security with all of my medications (and long needles), but I also get extremely sick.  I usually take medication ahead of time and have had good luck in the past, but it didn't work out so well a few years ago flying from Boston to DC to Indianapolis.

Do you have any suggestions for me?  Are you ok when you fly or do you get nervous or sick like me?


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