Monday, January 10, 2011

Making Good Use of our Time Away

If we have to spend thousands of dollars to travel to see Cushing's specialists, we should at least have some fun while we are at it.

I am super excited that Colin Firth, the actor, is getting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week!!! I am totally going!!! He is one of my favorites :) He is a total doll face.

Colin Firth
("Bridget Jones", "Pride and Prejudice")

Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.
(6714 Hollywood Blvd, near McCadden)

Cushies, you can check the schedule to see who will be here the week you have your appointment out here. Heck, you can schedule your doctor appointment around this schedule! Hahaha


The celebrities listed below will appear in person on Hollywood Blvd or Vine Street to receive their stars. (Except, of course, for those awarded their stars posthumously).

Life as a Cushie

I am starting a series, like a photo essay, trying to explain how Cushing's impacts my daily life. Today, I point out that the seat belt in the airplane is near the maximum allowed length. It's around my waist with but an inch to spare. Thankfully it is a little loose. I almost cried when I buckled up today. My stomach has gotten so big. I just don't feel like this is my body anymore. It has a mind of its own, following cortisol's instructions instead of mine.

Like other embarrassing or emotional debilitating moments with this disease, I acknowledge it, and I release it. These thoughts no longer serve me, and I'm doing the best I can. Fighting for myself. Trying to figure out a loop hole in the system to try to get myself better sooner. I have pushed myself all along. I will try to forgive myself and be more understanding of my situation in 2011. Kindness to all, including myself.


See? Flying High

Life as a Cushie

Heading for Help

I am sitting on a plane, headed to Los Angeles, CA. I hope that my search for a compassionate and knowledgeable doctor will end with my appointments this week.

Many Cushing's patients have guided my decision to try this doctor. He is a cushing's specialist. These patients blazed the path, and I thank them for all of their efforts to help fellow Cushies.

I will be updating from LA. I hope it will helpful and informative to go on my trip with me.

-- mm