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

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

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 5

5 months on, it seems time has really flown by since my surgery. Early this month I got excited. I noticed there was a smudge by my neck. Just a hint of shadow. I'd been cleaning out the degus so possibly it was just dirt but I decided it's the beginning of my collarbones starting … Continue reading Post Cushing’s surgery – month 5

Post Cushing’s surgery – weeks 2 – 3

I was going to stay splitting the recovery up into weeks but to be honest things take so long to change there's not much point! Week 2 was the first week out of hospital really and it was quite a scary thought for me. I was convinced I would go into adrenal crisis at any … Continue reading Post Cushing’s surgery – weeks 2 – 3

Post Cushing’s surgery – Week 1

Recovery from surgery is meant to be ok, recovery from Cushing's... not so much. So I'll continue to document my journey as I can and hopefully it will help give hope to others suffering and help me on low days to look back and realise how much better things have become. The first week for … Continue reading Post Cushing’s surgery – Week 1

Cushing’s Surgery

I didn't expect to take this long to update on my surgery but recovery is no joke. So here we are, 9.5 weeks on. I'll update in a series of posts including the day of the surgery and installments on the aftermath. I ended up being a bit rushed into the surgery so my pre-op … Continue reading Cushing’s Surgery

A long and winding road

It's time to explain why I'm not posting much and why you'll probably get a bit fed up if you followed this blog for nail art and reviews. I do still fully intend to keep up with the other sections but it's something that will fall by the wayside somewhat and posts will probably remain … Continue reading A long and winding road