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Olympic Obsession

I am definitely not a viewer of televised sports.  Sure, if I am offered a ticket, I love going to a Red Sox game, but I will not voluntarily stand in the cold rain or snow to see the Patriots play in person.  I will watch the Super Bowl if the Pats are playing, or the world series if the Red Sox are, but other than that, I would rather watch Friends re-runs.

There is one exception to this rule - THE OLYMPICS.  I love everything in the Olympics, summer or winter, this is my every 2 year sporting event.  I watch the prime time coverage whenever I'm home, sometimes I even DVR it if my favorite events are on, I'm a huge fan.

I have been watching pretty non-stop for the last 10 days.  I love it.  I have laughed, cried, and clapped along when someone lands an impossible run.  My brother walked in on me crying my eyes out watching men's moguls (I might be aging myself with that term, I think it's called Freestyle or something now).  He was seriously confused, but those of yo…

Remember that time I had Cushing's Disease?

My Cushing's Dreams are finally coming true - in 2 days (!!!) I get to speak at HARVARD Medical School!  My endocrinologist teaches a session on pituitary disorders each year, and this year asked me to come along.  I have a brief presentation prepared, mostly pictures of me over the years, gaining more and more weight and becoming more symptomatic.  I will answer questions at the end also!  I have done this once before, as you may recall, but other people did the speaking for me.  My friend in PA school did her final group project on my Cushing's journey, so it's nice to have a little experience under my belt.

I mean, really though, I talk about Cushing's all the time.  It's not like there's a week that goes by where someone doesn't ask me about it, or I talk to someone about how I was once 285lbs.  I find myself mentioning it all the time.  Just recently, I showed a coworker a picture of myself close to my highest weight, and she couldn't believe it.  …