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Cushing's Awareness Challenge 2013 - Day 1

Before, With, and After Cushing's


Before Cushing's, I was a relatively happy, active, heathy kid.


As I started to have symptoms of Cushing's in High School, I started to have a fuller face- but notice, my legs and arms stayed the same.


With full blown Cushing's Disease, my whole body expanded, but my legs and arms stayed relatively the same.  I had a huge tummy, and my hair was frizzy and curly.






After 2 pituitary surgeries, a bilateral adrenalectomy, and a year (or more) of weight loss, this is what I look like Cushing's free!




Big difference, right?  Cushing's destroyed my body, I still like to wear a tight tank top or spanx under clothes so you can't see the extra skin through my clothes.  Granted, that's such an easy fix and no one would know if I didn't tell you!  It feels so good to look "normal" again.


If you're curious, I wear this tank top from Assets by Spanx almost every day - it does a good job at pretending to be a normal tank top while holding in the extra skin or any belly issues you have!

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  1. I posted a similar post on my blog today. I was inspired by your post to make people more aware of the awful nightmare cushings is.... check it out if you like :)

    http://littlelessmommy.blogspot.com/2013/04/cushings-disease.html

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    1. I love it! So funny that we had the same idea!

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  2. Hello my fellow cushie, I was recently diagnosed with Cushings syndrome due to adrenal tumor and I just want to thankyou for sharing your story. Its so much better to read about real experiences than what I see On the web since not many people can understand our condition. please check out my blog http://onedelicateheart.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you for your support! I'm so happy to help people by sharing what I've been through. Good luck with everything!

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  3. I read about your experience with Cushing's disease and it has given me hope. I'm currently being diagnosed for Cyclical Cushing's disease and its just so frustrating. I'm glad that I'm not the only going through this and I can relate to you so much as well.

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