The Clawing Cat that is Cushing’s

Just for fun I came up with an analogy to help people understand just how much damage Cushing's can cause, how long it takes to heal from it and what it gets replaced with. I decided to think of Cushing's as a particularly grumpy cat that loves to claw at you. You're stuck in a … Continue reading The Clawing Cat that is Cushing’s

World Thrombosis Day

World Thrombosis Day 2020

Today, 13th October, is World Thrombosis Day, the day that people try to raise awareness of blood clots. Not enough is known about them in among the general public despite the fact they are quite common and can be very deadly. In fact they kill more people than AIDs, breast cancer and car crashes combined … Continue reading World Thrombosis Day 2020

Post Cushing’s Surgery – 1 year on

It's been one whole year since my pituitary tumour that was causing Cushing's was removed by the amazing (and famous!) Mr Ahmed and as such I'm now in remission. We're never considered cured as there is around a 30% recurrence rate and it's not an easy recovery, nor are we guaranteed to recover 100%. However … Continue reading Post Cushing’s Surgery – 1 year on

Book Review: “Broken” by Adele Lea

Disclaimer: I met Adele through my support group as she also has Cushing's. I've been having some issues with work and as a result of one of my posts, she contacted me regarding some work she may have as a proof reader. She sent me the first 3 books in the series for free as … Continue reading Book Review: “Broken” by Adele Lea

Post Cushing’s Surgery – month 11

This month has been a very mixed month for me. I'm still improving but some issues with work have set me back and also given me some much needed education on how to cope now I'm adrenal insufficient. I'm still finding it impossible to wake up and stay awake on a morning. I can get … Continue reading Post Cushing’s Surgery – month 11

Post Cushing’s surgery – month 10

I can't believe it's double figures already. It seems to have gone so fast; I'll soon be at my 1 year anniversary. Of course we're still in the midst of the Covid-19 lockdown and I did see one article on the BBC that rings true for healthcare in general and the Cushing's recovery but shouldn't. … Continue reading Post Cushing’s surgery – month 10

Post Cushing’s Surgery – month 9

This month, 3 months after returning to work, I finally got a structured plan for my shifts. It's an 8 week plan slowly increasing me from doing 4 afternoon shifts of 4 hours to 5 afternoon shifts of 4 hours. Until now I've just been logging on when I can and logging off when it … Continue reading Post Cushing’s Surgery – month 9

Post Cushing’s surgery – month 8

This month we had many adventures with HR! It seems they've realised this isn't a 'get better in a few weeks' type of illness and are trying to put on a bit more support and understanding, starting with an occupational health therapist. The OH therapist was mentioned at the start of this month and I … Continue reading Post Cushing’s surgery – month 8

Post Cushing’s surgery – month 7

This month continued to be an improvement, although it was tough due to Covid-19 lockdown. No one can make their mind up if those of us in remission are high risk or not. Official word from the Endocrine Society was we're not at higher risk to catch it, but we are at higher risk of … Continue reading Post Cushing’s surgery – month 7

Post Cushing’s surgery – month 6

6 months seems to have gone by so fast. In some ways it feels like I've come a long way and in others it feels like I've barely gone anywhere. I started this month with having a catch up with my GP. I've been getting some odd lumps around my eyes and she noticed straight … Continue reading Post Cushing’s surgery – month 6