Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Day 2: Around the Cushie World in 30 days~Let's Talk about our Bodies

Today, I share Gracie's post entitled Let's Talk about our Bodies from her blog called One Day at a Time / A Day in the Life of a Train Wreck.

If we didn't laugh, we'd cry, and well, we did that already.  Here is an excerpt. 

We also often lose a lot of our hair, and it just turns into this frizzy, haystack consistency that you can't do anything with. Oh, and don't forget the big red face! 

When you have Cushing's, you often have a very odd  body odor that no shower and no soap can get rid of.

I feel awkward in my clothes. My belly shows through my clothes. There is no hiding it. It makes me look odd! 

Day 1: Around the Cushie World in 30 days~Things Cushing's has Stolen from Me

As you know, April was Cushing's Awareness Month. I surprised even myself by completing 30 new blogs posts here in 30 days.  I didn't do it like it wanted, ie every day or ahead of time, queued up days in advanced, and on all my favored topics, but I did it.  I went days not feeling well and lying low on the couch and in bed. When the clouds parted, I rushed to complete three to five blog posts in a matter of hours. On those days, I did little else. I am proud I kept my word and finished the challenge. It was difficult, it was challenging, it took every bit of effort for me to complete it. I don't commit to anything anymore because I always have to cancel.  So, I am proud of myself for finishing. Go me.

With over 20 Cushing's patients blogging along with me in the Cushing's Awareness Challenge, we wrote our little hearts out.  I am proud of our group, and I am especially inspired by the perseverance despite illness.

This month, I wanted to share with you a few of the posts that  caught *my* eye and touched my heart. I wanted to share with you the best the Cushing's bloggers have to offer.

For today's blog post, I share with you an emotional post entitled, Things Cushing's has Stolen from Me, from Vanessa's blog, The Dark Side of the Moon:  

Having Cushing's is like being on the dark side of the moon. We are always up at night and rarely feel like we get up on the right side of the bed. There is very little light in our worlds. Even under the moonlight's glow. It's a cold, lonely place.