Post Cushing’s Surgery – 18 months on

18 months already! It seems to have gone by so quickly. I will give an update on some of the victories and trials I've faced since my 1 year update and things I'm still learning about this disease and myself. There has also been a virtual conference held by the Pituitary Foundation in March 2021 … Continue reading Post Cushing’s Surgery – 18 months on

Ki Hara – helping my recovery – the sequel

In November 2020 I decided to try and aid my muscle and fitness recovery following Cushing's by doing Ki Hara; a type of yoga that I used to practise. With my instructor, Ellie, I have now completed 5 personal sessions and have videos of all of them that I can use to continue my progress. … Continue reading Ki Hara – helping my recovery – the sequel

(Repost) One year on

(This is an old post I’ve moved over from a blog I used to have. I wanted to get rid of the blog but save some of the posts. The original was posted on 23/03/2010.) Well it's now a year since I had my operation on my elbow. Does it seem to have improved things? … Continue reading (Repost) One year on

(Repost) Arthritis really is forever

(This is an old post I’ve moved over from a blog I used to have. I wanted to get rid of the blog but save some of the posts. The original was posted on 26/10/2009.) Well it seems as though the operation really hasn't helped me that much. I can't quite determine whether it's a … Continue reading (Repost) Arthritis really is forever

(Repost) Return to the NHS

(This is an old post I’ve moved over from a blog I used to have. I wanted to get rid of the blog but save some of the posts. The original was posted on 27/08/2009.) Well today I went to the consultant for another follow up. Once again it was a total waste of time. … Continue reading (Repost) Return to the NHS

(Repost) The glory that is the NHS

(This is an old post I've moved over from a blog I used to have. I wanted to get rid of the blog but save some of the posts. The original was posted on 02/08/2009.) Well the update has come quite a lot later than I'd promised, but here it is! I've been living with … Continue reading (Repost) The glory that is the NHS

(Repost) Elbows and horses do not mix…

…take it from me. I get asked a lot about my elbow and it can be hard remembering everything so now that it might finally be improved somewhat, I figured I’d document it. (This is an old post I've moved over from a blog I used to have. I wanted to get rid of the … Continue reading (Repost) Elbows and horses do not mix…

Ki Hara – helping my recovery

I recently read a few medical studies regarding regaining strength following Cushing's. The study found most of the participants lost grip strength and leg muscle function and that with no deliberate intervention following surgical remission, this did not improve. I have decided to try and fight that and will document my progress on this blog. … Continue reading Ki Hara – helping my recovery

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